Nepal, India foreign affairs ministers hold formal meeting before Joint Commission’s event

Nepal’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar, in New Delhi, on Friday, January 15, 2021. Photo: RSS

Kathmandu, January 15

Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, and his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar, held a formal meeting at Hyderabad House this morning.

Foreign Affairs Minister Gyawali is in New Delhi to attend the sixth meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission, which began after the ministerial meeting.

Gyawali and Jaishankar discussed various topics related to different aspects of contemporary regional and international interest.

According to the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi, Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Poudyal and Nepali Ambassador to India, Nilamber Acharya, External Affairs Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinaya Mohan Kwatra, were also present in the meeting.

In the Joint Commission meeting, discussions would be held regarding all matters of Nepal-India relations as well as trade, transit, energy, border, Covid-19 support, physical infrastructures, connectivity, investment, agriculture, tourism and culture.

High-level officials of ministries of foreign affairs, commerce, finance, energy and department of railways of both countries would participate in the meeting, according to the embassy.

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