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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