External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be visiting Kathmandu from 1-2 February 2018.
The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level political exchanges between the two nations, and reflects the expanding bilateral partnership and the importance that the two countries attach to further strengthening it across diverse sectors.
The upcoming visit may provide an opportunity to hold discussions with political leaders of the Himalayan nation on issues of mutual interest, and to advance age-old, special ties of friendship between the two.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken on telephone on 21st Decemeber 2017 to K.P. Sharma Oli, Chairman, Communist Party of Nepal (UML); Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Chairman, Communist Party of Nepal (MC); and Sher Bahadur Deuba, President, Nepali Congress and Prime Minister of Nepal, and congratulated them on their successful participation in the recently conducted parliamentary and first-ever provincial elections in Nepal. Holding of elections at all three levels of the Government in 2017 is a commendable achievement.
In his telephone conversations, PM Modi reiterated India’s support to the nation in its pursuit of stability, prosperity, and inclusive development. PM Modi recalled that timeless people to people contacts are at the heart of the India-Nepal ties.
‘Our open border is a reflection of our unique bonding.’
He reaffirmed India’s commitment to strengthen these bonds of friendship and work with the incoming Government on a broad range of development and reconstruction projects.