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Nepal briefs India on its upcoming local bodies polls

The polls are scheduled to start on May 14. 



New Delhi: Nepal today briefed India on its upcoming elections and ongoing efforts of the government to take all stakeholders on board in the process of implementation of its constitution.

During a meeting with Nepal's Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj conveyed good wishes to his government and the people of Nepal in their national efforts to achieve peace, stability and socio- economic transformation.

"(The) Foreign Minister of Nepal spoke about the elections in Nepal and the ongoing efforts of his government to take all stakeholders on board in the constitution implementation process," the external affairs ministry said.

Mahat thanked India for extending logistical assistance for local bodies elections, it said.

The two ministers discussed recent developments in Indo-Nepal relations, particularly recent high-level bilateral exchanges and implementation of all ongoing bilateral economic and developmental cooperation projects.

"Both the ministers reiterated their commitment to further strengthen and deepen age-old, close and friendly ties in diverse sectors of mutual interest," the ministry added.

Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised all possible assistance to Nepal in the conduct of its first polls to local bodies in 20 years during a call from his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

The polls are scheduled to start on May 14. 

From Zee News

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