Finance Minister Poudel off to India to lay ground work for PM’s visit

Kathmandu, Feb 7: Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel has said that his visit to India was aimed at further strengthening the close relations with India and seeking common areas for prosperity.

Talking to reporters prior to his departure on a three-day visit to India at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning, Finance Minister Poudel said discussion on economic and development issues centered around the upcoming visit to India by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will be discussed during the visit. “Deliberations shall focus on making the PM’s India visit fruitful in every terms, and to help take the bilateral relations to a new height”.
We, however, recognize that relations between two countries in today’s world must be based on mutual benefit and cooperation, he added.
During his stay in Delhi, Finance Minister Poudel is scheduled to meet with Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, and discuss matters of mutual interest and concern. He is accompanied by Finance Secretary Lokdarshan Regmi and Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi. Minister Poudel will return home on Tuesday.