India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley returns home
KATHMANDU: India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who arrived in Kathmandu to take part in the Nepal Investment Summit 2017, returned home on Friday.
Jaitley was the keynote speaker at the event that kicked off in the Nepali capital yesterday. He was invited by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
During stay in Kathmandu, the Indian minister paid courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal separately.
Similarly, Minister Jaitely held discussion with his counterpart Mahara and Industry Minister Nabindra Raj Joshi on development issues. He committed to supporting developmental projects in Nepal.
Minister Jaitely was seen off by the Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi, Industry Secretary Shankar Koirala, Indian Embassy's chargé d'affaires Vinay Kumar and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs among others at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Meanwhile, he had also paid obeisance at the Pashupatinath Temple.
"The visit highlighted the importance that India attaches to its relations with Nepal," the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement issued today.