KATHMANDU: Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has arrived in the capital city.
Indian Minister Jaishankar is on a two-day visit to attend the fifth meeting of the ministerial-level Nepal-India Joint Commission. The meeting which is being held after an interval of three years will review the bilateral relations between the two neighbours. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm, today.
It has been reported that before the meeting, he will call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at 2:00 pm. Meanwhile, the Indian minister is scheduled to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari tomorrow morning.
This is Minister Jaishankar’s first visit to Nepal after he assumed the office as the Minister of External Affairs of India on May, 2019. He had previously visited Nepal in the capacity of the secretary of Indian Foreign Ministry, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special envoy. He had come on the eve of the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal 2015 (2072 BS).
Jaishankar was received in the airport by Foreign Secretary of Nepal, Shanker Das Bairagi, Ambassador of Nepal to India, Nilamber Acharya, and Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri.
EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar arrived today at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for 5th Joint Commission Meeting. Foreign Secretary of Nepal Mr. Shankar Das Bairagi & Ambassador of Nepal to India H.E. Nilamber Acharya welcomed him.@DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia @ambmanjeevpuri pic.twitter.com/M1w7PraUKB
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Indian foreign minister Jaishankar scheduled to visit Nepal today
KATHMANDU: Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Nepal today.
In his two-day visit, Jaishankar will take part in the fifth meeting of the ministerial-level Nepal-India Joint Commission. The commission established in 1987 is alternatively held in India and Nepal.
Indian Minister Jaishankar will co-chair the meeting along with Nepal’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.
According to a press statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Jaishankar is also scheduled to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.