Indian Foreign Secretary Kwatra in Kathmandu, busy in bilateral talks

Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra
Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra arrived in Kathmandu for a two-day official visit. Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, February 13

Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra has arrived in Kathmandu. He was invited by Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal.

The Indian delegate participated in the secretary-level meeting immediately after his arrival.

Foreign secretaries of Nepal and India will discuss various aspects of the multi-dimensional partnership between the countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

On the occasion, they will hold discussions on various topics of bilateral cooperation including those related to connectivity, power trade, agriculture, health and culture, among others.

This is Kwatra’s first visit to Nepal after assuming the responsibility of the foreign decretary of India.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs says that this visit is taking place in line with the priority attached by India to its relations with Nepal under the Neighbourhood First policy and in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level meetings between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the bilateral collaboration between the two countries has been further augmented by the various infrastructures constructed with Indian assistance and the trans-border connectivity project.

It is believed that the Indian foreign secretary’s this visit will provide an opportunity to further deepen the bilateral ties between the two South Asian close neighbours.

Kwatra is also a former Indian ambassador to Nepal.

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