Kathmandu: India is ready to extend every
possible help to Nepal in re-building the landlocked neighbour
at a critical juncture of the peace process, Indian Ambassador
to Nepal Jayant Prasad has said.
"India is ready provide every possible cooperation in
Nepal`s socio-economic development", he said here at the
launching ceremony of a book "Nepal-India relations: A
journalists Perspective" published by Editors Society of
Prasad also said that Nepal can benefit a lot from the
economic progress made by India, whose economy is growing at a
rate of 7 percent.
"India has made its market open to Nepal from which Nepal
can benefit a lot by increasing its exports", Ambassador
Recent reports say that Nepal`s export to India over the
last 2-3 years period is higher than its export to any other
country", he pointed out.
"Nepal today stands in a critical juncture of the peace
process and impartial and strong media is required for healthy
growth of democracy", he said.
Nepal is currently engaged in the process of integration
of the Maoist combatants as well as rehabilitation into
society of those combatants who chose voluntary retirement,
which is a challenging task, the Ambassador said, adding that
media has a greater role to play in shaping public opinion in
the country and it can help strengthen bilateral relations
between the two countries.
"People of India wish all Nepalese a success in their
endeavor of remaking the country for attaining political
stability, peace and prosperity," he maintained.