Bhattarai said he would like to focus on increasing economic cooperation and development with India.
Asked how his government would protect foreign investments in Nepal, especially when Indian joint ventures like Dabur were frequently targeted and attacked, Bhattarai said he would do his best to attract foreign capital and secure those investments.
"I see tremendous scope and the Indian investment coming to Nepal is very important for us. But unfortunately because of the transitional stage of politics in our country, for some years it has been stalled.
"So I will do my best to build confidence in the investors and we will try to remove any fear they might have regarding the security of their investment. So, to promote and protect the investment will be one of the major focus on economic issues," he said.
His remarks came as both sides are discussing the possibility of signing an investment protection agreement.
Bhattarai expressed confidence that there will be political stability in Nepal with the completion of the peace process which was initiated in 2006 after the Maoists joined mainstream politics following a decade-long insurgency.
"There will be very soon a breakthrough in the peace process," he said.
An agreement will be reached among the parties for integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants and then the process of regrouping will start, Bhattarai said, adding "that will speed up the process."