India looks forward to work with new Nepal Govt: Sushma Swaraj

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Feb 2018 08:53:34


By Shirish B Pradhan,


INDIA is looking forward to working with Nepal’s democratically elected Government to take bilateral ties to newer heights for mutual benefit and supports its efforts for economic growth and development, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured the country’s top leadership.

Swaraj, who arrived here on Thursday on a two-day goodwill visit, on Friday called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and held talks with CPN-Maoist Centre chairman ‘Prachanda’.

Swaraj during her interactions on Friday discussed ways to advance India’s multi-dimensional and historic ties with Nepal.
Swaraj conveyed to all political leaders of Nepal that the Government of India was looking forward to working with the democratically elected government to take forward bilateral ties to newer heights for mutual benefit, and to support the Government of Nepal, as per its priorities, in its endeavours for rapid economic growth and development, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

“We will extend full cooperation to Nepal in attaining political stability and development,” Swaraj said during her breakfast meeting with Prachanda.
“We discussed about the situation emerging after the conclusion of the elections and the preparation for formation of new Government,” said Prachanda, whose party formed Left Alliance with CPN-UML during the recently held elections in Nepal.