What did Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla do on the first day of his Nepal trip?

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets Nepal’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Kathmandu, November 26

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla is currently in Kathmandu on a two-day official visit to Nepal.

He had arrived in Kathmandu this morning. Most of the formal events of the tour have been over on the first day itself.

Here is brief information on his activities in Kathmandu on Thursday.

  • While landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning, Shringla said he was happy to have arrived in Nepal, adding the visit would strengthen bilateral ties.
  • Then, he held a bilateral meeting with his Nepali counterpart Bharat Raj Paudyal. Details of the meeting have not been divulged yet, but the ministry says “various aspects of Nepal-India bilateral relations” were discussed “in a cordial manner.”
  • Then, he paid a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. During the meeting, the Indian diplomat said India would prioritise Nepal’s needs for Covid-19 vaccines as soon as they are readied in India. He also handed over 2,000 vials of remdesivir to Nepal.
  • Shringla also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and President Bidya Devi Bhandari this evening.

Shringla will visit Gorkha and Manang on Friday.

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