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Nov 27, 2020
8:49AM

Foreign Secretary Shringla meets Nepalese leadership, discusses Nepal-India bilateral relations

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Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla met his Nepalese counterpart Bharat Paudyal and discussed various aspects of Nepal-India bilateral relations. During their meeting, the two Foreign Secretaries discussed and reviewed various aspects of the bilateral ties between the two countries. They expressed satisfaction at the substantial progress made in different sectors of cooperation despite the constraints of the pandemic.
 
The Nepali side appreciated Indian Government's active facilitation in ensuring smooth and unhindered cross-border flow of trade and commerce and active implementation of development projects during this time. The two Foreign Secretaries agreed to maintain the renewed momentum in high-level bilateral engagements and to further strengthen the traditionally close, friendly and multifaceted partnership between the two countries.
 
Foreign Secretary Shringla called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and conveyed greetings on behalf of the President of India. They discussed the close relationship between both countries and ways to further strengthen it.
 
During his call on Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, Mr Shringla conveyed greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Shringla apprised the Prime Minister of his productive meetings with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal. He also presented Covid-19 related medical assistance to the Nepal's Foreign Minister.  Mr. Shringla conveyed an invitation, from External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, to Foreign Minister of Neal Pradeep Gyawali to visit India for the next Joint Commission Meeting.
 
Mr. Shringla echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for Human-centric globalization. He said India will strive to make the vaccine affordable and accessible to all with the first priority to India's closest neighbours and friends like Nepal.
 

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