Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali held a meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj at the latter’s office in New Delhi on Thursday.
The two leaders agreed to hold the fifth meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission in Nepal at an earliest convenient date during the meeting in which they exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-India relations while reviewing progress on the ongoing bilateral cooperation projects, according to a press statement issued by the Foreign Ministry.
“They noted with satisfaction the progress made in several areas and underscored the need to continue the momentum. They recalled the exchange of high level visits in recent times and appreciated that these visits contributed to enhancing the age-old bilateral relations on the basis of equality, mutual trust, respect and mutual benefits,” the statement reads.
Minister Swaraj hosted a luncheon in honor of Gyawali and the accompanying officials.
Gyawali reached New Delhi Thursday morning to participate in the fourth edition of Raisina Dialogue as one of the keynote speakers.
Raisina Dialogue is an annual multilateral conference on geopolitics and geo-economics organized by the Observer Research Foundation in association with the Ministry of External Affairs of India. The theme of this year’s Raisina Dialogue is ‘A World Re-order: New Geometrics, Fluid Partnerships, Uncertain Outcomes’.