KATHMANDU – Nepal and India have held a bilateral meeting at the foreign secretary level after a gap of nearly one year. The two countries held a bilateral dialogue during the visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Nepal.
The bilateral meeting at the Foreign Secretary level covered various aspects of Nepal-India bilateral relations in a cordial manner, according to Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Indian Foreign Secretary Shringhla led the Indian delegation of 11 members while his Nepali counterpart Bharat Paudyal led the Nepali side.
Indian Foreign Secretary is on a two-day official visit to Nepal beginning from today. He landed in Kathmandu for his two-day official visit today morning. This is his first visit to Nepal after being appointed as India’s Foreign Secretary. The Indian Foreign Secretary is visiting Nepal at the cordial invitation of Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Paudyal.
Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla said that they took stock of bilateral cooperation and discussed issues of mutual interest during the meeting.
“We had a very productive and useful exchange on a very large number of bilateral issues of bilateral cooperation which shows the multifaceted and comprehensive nature of our cooperation. We both agreed on various steps to advance some of the areas of cooperation and commitments made by our leadership,” said Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla.
“I did thank the Foreign Secretary for inviting me, for his hospitality and also for ensuring and facilitating very-very useful stay in Nepal,” he added.