Indian EAM Jaishankhar pays courtesy call on Prime Minister Oli

Jaishankhar with PM Oli

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subramanyam Jaishankar has paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli at the Prime Minister’s residential office in Baluwatar on Wednesday.

PM Oli and Indian EAM Dr. Jaishankar held talks on various bilateral issues during the meeting.

Dr. Jaishankhar will attend the fifth India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting at Yak and Yeti Hotel later in the afternoon.

He and his counterpart Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali will co-chair the commission meeting, which will review the overall bilateral relations between Indian and Nepal, especially various areas of cooperation such as connectivity and economic partnership, trade and transit, power and water resources sectors, culture, education and other matters of mutual interest, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is also scheduled to visit President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Minister Gyawali will host a dinner in honor of the Indian External Minister in the evening.

Dr. Jaishankar will depart for New Delhi on Thursday after the meeting concludes.

The Nepal-India Joint Commission was established in June 1987. Its meetings are held alternately in Nepal and India. The last meeting of the Joint Commission was held in New Delhi on October 2016.