Tuesday Dec 5, 2023
Tuesday Dec 5, 2023

Foreign Secretary Paudyal holds talks with his Indian counterpart

2023 Feb 14, 14:07, Kathmandu
Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal (Photo: Facebook)

Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal and his Indian counterpart Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra held a bilateral meeting in Kathmandu on Monday.

During the meeting, the two sides expressed commitment to allow the export of power from Nepal to India on a long-term basis utilizing all products of the exchange market. They also discussed the technical upgrading of cross-border transmission lines and early approval of the four proposed transmission line projects under the LOC-IV.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two Foreign Secretaries reviewed various aspects of Nepal-India relations covering connectivity, trade and transit, power sector cooperation, agriculture, education, culture, health sector, and people-to-people relations, among others.

The two sides reviewed with satisfaction the progress made in the connectivity projects such as railways, transmission lines, bridges, and the ICPs.

On the occasion, Secretary Paudyal thanked the Government of India for the supply of fertilizers, easing of export restrictions on food grains, and delivery of dialysis machines.

The two sides discussed the early conclusion of the renewed transit treaty, review of the trade treaty, and convening of the Inter-governmental Committee on Trade (IGC) at an early date, the Ministry said.

Furthermore, the Nepal side has reiterated the request for additional air-entry routes as well as early concurrence of the near-border flight operation of the Gautam Buddha International Airport, Bhairahawa.

They also agreed to finalize the MoU between the foreign service academies of the two countries.



Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal Inter-governmental Committee on Trade Vinay Mohan Kwatra
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