Sushma Swaraj meets her Nepalese counterpart, holds talks to boost ties

Kathmandu (Nepal), July 26: External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj today co-chaired with her Nepalese counterpart, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, the first meeting of the Joint Commission held here after a gap of 23 years.

The meeting between the two nations dwelt on boosting cooperation in diverse areas including defence, security, trade and investment, water resources and border issues.

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and a number of top officials from Ministries of Road Transport and Highways, Power, Commerce, Water Resources and Culture were among those who represented the Indian delegation.

Before the Joint Commission Meeting, Swaraj had a separate meeting with Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pandey.

Swaraj’s trip is also to prepare the ground for a visit next month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal. (ANI)