Nepal PM on India visit to strengthen bilateral ties

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 09:00

New Delhi: India and Nepal will hold
in-depth deliberations to further strengthen and expand the
bilateral ties during the visit of Nepalese Prime Minister
Kumar Madhav who arrives here Tuesday.

On his first visit after taking charge as Prime
Minister, Madhav will hold delegation-level talks with Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, besides meeting External Affairs
Minister S M Krishna.

Along with trade and investment, the two sides are
expected to discuss issues of mutual concern such as
extradition treaty, the review of the 1950 Peace and
Friendship Treaty, Bhutanese refugee problem, the peace
process in Nepal and matters relating to security and border.

"India and Nepal share a unique relationship
characterised by close civilization and multi-faceted links
between the people of the two countries....The Prime Minister
of Nepal`s visit will provide a useful opportunity to both
sides to discuss issues of mutual interest," an official
statement said here.

Earlier, the Prime Ministers of both the countries
had met in Sharm-El Sheikh, Egypt, on the sideline of NAM
Summit.

Yesterday the Maoists had warned Madhav not to ink any major pact with India as his
government was formed under "controversial circumstances".

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 09:00
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