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Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal Shri Sher Bahadur Deuba and Hon’ble External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj attend Reception hosted to celebrate 70 years of India’s Independence.

August 11, 2017

 

To celebrate 70 years of India’s Independence a Reception was held at India House today in the presence of Hon’ble External Affairs Minister of India Shrimati Sushma Swaraj.  Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

 

2. The Reception was attended by nearly 500 persons including senior political leaders, business persons, media persons and other prominent Nepali dignitaries.  At the occasion, a short video highlighting the development partnership between India and Nepal and showcasing the close ties across various sections of their societies was screened.  The video included Audio-Visual bites from Nepalis about how various aspects of these bilateral ties influence their daily lives.  This year also marks 70 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Nepal.

 

3. Speaking at the Reception, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj highlighted the strides made by India since Independence.  Noting the closest of the ties that bind India and Nepal she underlined the highest priority that India attaches to its relationship with Nepal.  Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba also complimented the people of India for their achievements in 70 years of Independence and stated that Nepal has benefitted tremendously from its historic ties with India.  He added that his Government attaches high importance to further strengthening of India-Nepal relations.

 

4. During her two day visit on 10-11 August, 2017, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj participated in BIMSTEC-Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  She also called on Rt. Hon’ble President of Nepal Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari and the Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba and met other Nepali political leaders. 

 

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