India, Nepal agree to expedite bilateral agreements

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 14:27

Kathmandu: India on Tuesday said it is committed to consolidating multi-party democracy in Nepal by helping it move ahead with the peace process even as the two sides agreed to expedite all bilateral agreements, including on infrastructure development here.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who is on a two-day visit here, met Premier Madhav Kumar Nepal and expressed
confidence that the relations between the two countries will
grow from "strength to strength".

"We (India) are committed to consolidating multi-party
democracy in Nepal, moving ahead with the peace process and
helping in (executing) developmental projects," Rao said after
her 45-minute meeting with Nepal at his official residence
here.

Rao said India and Nepal had signed various agreements
during Nepal`s visit to New Delhi last month and that both are
working together closely to see how the joint venture projects
are being implemented.

"I had very good meeting with the Prime Minister of
Nepal. We discussed the follow up to his very successful visit
to India that generated a number of outcomes," she said.

Nepal also briefed Rao about the recent political
developments in the country and underlined his commitment in
taking the peace process to logical conclusion and drafting of
constitution on time, Foreign Adviser to Prime Minister Rajan
Bhattarai said.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 14:27
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