Indian Foreign Minister Swaraj meets PM Deuba

KATHAMNDU: Visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar on Thursday afternoon.

During the meeting, the duo discussed a wide range of bilateral matters of mutual interest, according to a source close to PM. “Both sides also reiterated their commitment to deepen the friendly relationship between the two countries.”

The visiting Indian Minister said that she was looking forward to welcoming Deuba in India.

PM Deuba is set to embark on a five-day official visit to India from August 23 after being elected to the executive head of the nation.

Swaraj arrived in Kathmandu to take part in the in the 15th ministerial meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

She is scheduled to call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari later in the evening.