Thapa to meet Swaraj in New Delhi today

Kathmandu, December 1

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa, who is on an unofficial visit of India, is scheduled to hold talks with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tomorrow morning for early resumption of smooth supplies from the Indian side to Nepal.

He is also set to meet the National Security Adviser of India Ajit Doval tomorrow morning itself, but it’s yet to be confirmed if he will be meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said.

When DPM Thapa had embarked for India in mid-October, he had called on PM Modi and requested him to ease the supply as early as possible.

Earlier today, DPM Thapa had held a long conversation with Indian religious leader Ravi Shankar in Bangalore. Thapa apprised about the difficulties faced by Nepal due to the blockade at border points, sources said.

According to RPP-Nepal’s joint-spokesperson Mohan Shrestha, the Deputy PM left Bangalore for New Delhi today and there couldn’t be a high-level political engagement today itself.

Thapa, who had left for India yesterday, will return home late Wednesday.