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Indian Foreign Secretary in Nepal, High level Interaction Ongoing

Published Mar 28, 2019
Updated Apr 21, 2020

As per a Ministry of External Affairs Press Release Indian Foreign Secretary, Shri Vijay Gokhale is paying an official visit to Nepal from 28-29 March 2019.

Foreign Secretary met Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary of Nepal on 28 March 2019. He called on Prime Minister of Nepal, Rt. Hon’ble Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli and Foreign Minister of Nepal, H.E. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.

The two Foreign Secretaries reviewed all aspects of wide ranging bilateral partnership and exchanged views on regional and other issues of mutual interest. They expressed satisfaction at the substantial progress that has been achieved on bilateral projects and initiatives that were discussed and agreed to during the reciprocal visits of Prime Ministers of Nepal and India in April and May 2018. The two Foreign Secretaries agreed to maintain the momentum in bilateral engagement across diverse sectors of cooperation and to further strengthen the traditionally close, friendly and multifaceted partnership between the two countries.

The visit of Foreign Secretary is in keeping with the tradition of regular high level exchanges between the two countries.

Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs also issued a press release thus –

The Rt. Hon’ble K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister, was paid a call on by Mr. Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary of India at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar today. The Indian Foreign Secretary also paid a call on The Hon’ble Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the calls on, matters of mutual interests were discussed.

Earlier today, Foreign Secretary of Nepal Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi and Foreign Secretary of India Mr. Gokhale held a bilateral meeting. They discussed different aspects of Nepal-India relations. The two Foreign Secretaries reviewed the status of implementation of the various projects including those pertaining to agriculture, connectivity, railway, waterways and other infrastructure. While expressing satisfaction on the progress made in many areas of cooperation in the past one year, both sides agreed to expedite progress on early resolution of pending issues.

The Foreign Secretary also hosted a luncheon in honour of the Indian Foreign Secretary.

It may be recalled that Foreign Secretaries of Nepal and India have also been following up on the matters agreed during the high level visits through video conference.