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Nepal, India review bilateral ties

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NEW DELHI — Nepal and India on Friday reviewed on their overall bilateral ties including in areas of connectivity and trade during talks between Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa and External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj.

Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said bilateral mechanisms including political exchanges, connectivity and trade were reviewed in the meeting.

“The External Affairs Minister reaffirmed India’s interest in development and stability in Nepal,” he said.

The Nepali delegation was led by Prakash Kumar Suvedi, Joint Secretary (South Asia), Ministry of Foreign Affairs while the Indian delegation was led by Abhay Thakur, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs.

DPM Thapa, also Nepal’s Foreign Minister, is here primarily to attend the convocation of South Asian university, a SAARC project which came into being in 2010.

Thapa arrived here yesterday and will leave for Nepal on Sunday.

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Finance Committee meeting deferred until 1 pm today

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KATHMANDU— The meeting of the Finance Committee under the House of Representatives that was scheduled at 9 am today has been postponed until 1 pm.

The meeting was put off for lack of a quorum, said Chairperson of committee Krishna Prasad Dahal. Until 9:30 am, only nine members of the 25-member committee were present in the meeting.

Issues relating to capital expenditures and non-budgetary release of fund were scheduled for discussion in the meeting.

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