PM Deuba, EAM Swaraj meet; discuss enhancing bilateral partnership

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Indian Exteral Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has paid a courtesy visit on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday.

During the lunch meeting held at the President’s official residence in Sital Niwas, EAM Swaraj congratulated Prime Minister Deuba on successful completion of election.

The two leaders discussed on enhancing bilateral cooperation and take the age-old relation and historical partnership forward.

“It was a pleasure welcoming India’s Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj to Baluwatar this afternoon. We discussed ways to further bolster the multi-faceted Nepal-India ties,” tweeted PM Deuba.

Earlier today, Swaraj held meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari, CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Upendra Yadav.

The visiting Minister arrived at Kathmandu at 4:00 pm on Thursday. CPN-UML Chair had hosted a dinner party in her honor. Swaraj, before the dinner, had held one-to-one meeting with Oli. She also met Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leaders yesterday.

Swaraj, who is on a two-day visit to Nepal, will leave for New Delhi at 2:00 pm today.