PM hopes to strengthen ties with India in Puri's term

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday has expressed hopes to strengthen bilateral relationship with India during the term of the new Indian envoy Manjeev Singh Puri in Nepal.

PM Dahal expressed so in a courtesy call paid by the newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal at the former’s residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, informed the PM's Secretariat.

PM Dahal also wished Puri for his successful term.

In response, Puri said he was glad to be in Nepal for the diplomatic mission and would fulfill his duty in maintaining the cordial relationship between the two countries.

Puri had landed on Kathmandu as the 24th Indian Ambassador to Nepal on Saturday and had assumed his office after presenting the credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari the next day.

Puri calls on Mahat

Meanwhile, Puri also called on Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat today.

The duo discussed Nepal's current political situation.

Mahat informed the new Indian envoy about the preparations on the upcoming local polls.

He also wished Puri for a fruitful term in Nepal.