Foreign Secretary of Nepal Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal and Foreign Secretary of India Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla held a bilateral meeting today.
They reviewed various aspects of Nepal-India relations covering trade, transit, connectivity, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, investment, culture, people to people relations, among others.
They discussed ways to strengthen the strong cultural and civilizational bonds that exist between the two countries and further build on the solid foundation of the multifaceted friendly relations for the benefit of the two countries and peoples.
The two sides also reviewed with satisfaction the progress made with regard to the bilateral cooperation projects, including the key connectivity projects and post-earthquake reconstruction work.
They also discussed the boundary matters and exchanged views on completing the boundary work in the remaining segments.
The two sides shared their experiences on the efforts made to fight against Covid-19 pandemic. They discussed matters related to cooperation in the context of the progress made by India towards the development of Covid-19 vaccines. The Foreign Secretary of Nepal expressed appreciation to the Government of India for the support of Covid-19 related medical supplies and equipment to Nepal.
The meeting was held in an atmosphere of utmost cordiality and friendship.
The Foreign Secretary of Nepal hosted a working luncheon in honour of the Indian Foreign Secretary and the members of his delegation.
In the afternoon today, the Foreign Secretary of India paid calls on Rt. Hon. President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. K P Sharma Oli and Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. During the calls on, matters of mutual interests were discussed.
The Foreign Secretary of India handed over 2000 vials of Remdesivir to the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Foreign Secretary of India arrived in Kathmandu this morning and is scheduled to return to New Delhi tomorrow.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
26 November 2020