Mahat pledges to lobby India for Pancheshwor Multipurpose Project

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat on Sunday said that efforts would be made to bring the Pancheshwor Multipurpose Project into force during the Prime Minister's upcoming India visit.

Speaking with journalists before leaving for New Delhi upon the invitation of his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in course of the preparations for Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to the southern neighbour, the Foreign Minister stated that the PM's visit was expected to focus on ensuring the enforcement of agreements reached between the two countries earlier.

"Problem of inundation in Nepal-India border areas, construction of the Postal Highway and Indian assistance to Nepal earthquake survivors are on the agenda of discussions among others," he said.

Prime Minister Dahal is scheduled to embark on the visit on September 15.

Meanwhile, Mahat expressed his hope that the PM's visit would help further consolidate the bilateral relations between the two close neighbours.

The Foreign Minister is accompanied by the Ministry's Joint-Secretary Bhrigu Dhungana.

As per the schedule, Minister Mahat will meet his Indian counterpart on Monday.

He is scheduled to return home on Tuesday.