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External Affairs Minister Smt Sushma Swaraj in Nepal on a 2-day visit to attend the BIMSTEC Foreign Ministerial Meeting

August 10, 2017

 

External Affairs Minister Smt Sushma Swaraj  is in Nepal on a 2-day visit to attend the BIMSTEC Foreign Ministerial Meeting on 10-11 August 2017. This is EAM's 6th visit to Nepal and the first high level visit since the new government has assumed office in Nepal in June 2017. 

On the first day of her visit, EAM called on Hon'ble President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. During her call on the President, EAM recalled the successful visit of Hon'ble President to India earlier this year, which further strengthened our age old ties. The two sides discussed ways to enhance cultural linkages and people-to-people contacts between our two countries. 

In her meeting with PM Deuba, EAM highlighted frequent and intensive high level exchanges as a reflection of our deepening relationship. EAM said that the Government of India was  looking forward to the State visit of PM Deuba to India. The two sides discussed an expanded bilateral agenda reflecting the updated national priorities of Nepal. Progress in the reconstruction activities and cooperation in hydro power sector also came up for discussion. Both sides agreed that there are immense possibilities  for cooperation in the sectors of infrastructure, connectivity and energy.

In the evening, EAM attended the inaugural session of 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting along with other counterparts from BIMSTEC nations. All Heads of Delegations made a joint call on PM Deuba at the end of the session.

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