Swaraj returns, Indian embassy dubs the visit successful

KATHMANDU: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has returned to the Indian capital after wrapping up a series of political meetings which began immediately upon her arrival on Thursday and continued right till her departure today.

Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Nepal has dubbed the visit as a successful one through a twitter post.

EAM @SushmaSwaraj departs for India on conclusion of a successful visit. pic.twitter.com/UxzmPR2PqV

— IndiaInNepal (@IndiaInNepal) February 2, 2018

During her stay, Swaraj called on the President of Nepal and the Prime Minister in separate meetings. Swaraj visited the official residence of the President, Sheetal Bhawan on Friday morning and met with President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

After the meeting with the President, Swaraj called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar.

She also met with leaders of major political parties.

CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli was the first Nepali politician that Swaraj met, soon after her arrival in Kathmandu on Thursday. The UML chair had later hosted a reception in the guest's honour.

Swaraj, after the reception, has met with Rashtriya Janata Party Presidium members.

CPN Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal had a one-on-one meeting with the Indian Foreign Minister this morning which lasted over an hour.

Likewise, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal President Upendra Yadav met with the visiting minster on Friday.

On her arrival, Swaraj had said that there is no agenda behind her visit and that she is here to meet her friends.