Visit fruitful to wipe out misunderstanding: FM Poudel

Kathmandu, Feb 9: Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel has said his visit to India was fruitful to wipe out misunderstanding surfaced lately between Nepal and India.

Upon his arrival after completing the three-day India visit, Minister Poudel, told the National News Agency (RSS) at Tribhuvan International Airport that his visit had been fruitful to make a background conducive for the imminent visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to India. He was of the confidence that his visit paved a way for strengthening the friendly ties between the two countries.
Furthermore, Minister Poudel, in light of the newly promulgated constitution, drew India’s attention towards providing further support to Nepal, stating that Nepal was making headway to a better future.
During the visit, Minister Poudel met with Indian Minister for Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh; Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj; and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Issues of bilateral interests were held during the meet.
The Indian side assured Minister Poudel that India was ready to help Nepal on its bid to reconstruction. Similarly, India reassured that Nepal would get the amount of assistance as Indian Prime Minister had made commitment during his Nepal visit.
As Minister Poudel said India was ready to extend support based on need and priorities of physical infrastructures.
Minister Poudel, who left here for India on Sunday, shared that during the visit he held extensive discussions on various issues of mutual interest and cooperation. He termed the visit a fruitful one.
Finance Minister Poudel was accompanied by Secretary at Ministry of Finance Lokdarshan Regmi and Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shanker Das Bairagi.