KATHMANDU, Jan. 11 -- Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has stressed the need for convening the long-delayed summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Speaking to Indian media in New Delhi on Friday morning, the foreign minister said indirectly referring to stalled SAARC process due to ongoing standoff between India and Pakistan.

"Nepal is always in favor of broader regional and meaningful cooperation. There is no alternative to sitting together and talking about problems," Gyawali said adding "If Trump and Kim can meet then why not countries in our region?"

At a time when the Indian government has expressed its reluctance to accept the report prepared by the Eminent Persons Group on India-Nepal Relat...