KATHMANDU, March 6: Newly appointed Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra has intensified diplomatic meeting with Nepal’s political leaders.
Kwatra met former prime minister and Nepal Communist Party senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on Friday and wished him a happy birthday.
Kwatra also paid a courtesy call on Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokharel and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on Thursday.
During the meeting with Pokharel, Kwatra gifted a book “What Gandhi means to me” to the deputy prime minister. The book is an anthology of articles of prominent personalities, which also contains an article by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
Kwatra is also scheduled to visit PM Oli after recovers from recent second kidney transplantation.
Appointed on Jan 30, the 25th Indian Ambassador to Nepal arrived in Kathmandu on March 1. He is succeeding Manjeev Singh Puri who completed his tenure early in December.
Kwatra had presented his credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari amid a special ceremony held at the Office of President in Seetal Niwas on Thursday.