DPM Thapa heads towards India

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Kathmandu, June 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa, had a meeting with Minister of External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on Friday. 

During the meeting, the two Foreign Ministers reviewed the current state of Nepal-India bilateral relations, said a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry.
Both leaders emphasized on the importance of regular exchange of views at different levels in order to further strengthen the bilateral relations. Foreign Secretary of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar and Joint Secretary (North) Abhay Thakur, were present in the meeting on the Indian side while Charges d’Affaires from Nepali Embassy in New Delhi, Krishna Prasad Dhakal, and Joint Secretary (South Asia), Prakash Kumar Suvedi were present from the Nepali side.
Earlier, DPM Thapa addressed the media persons in the ‘Meet the Press’ programme organized at Press Club of India. He also addressed a gathering of intellectuals and diplomatic community in a separate programme organized at Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. In both programmes, the DPM highlighted the progress Nepal has made in consolidating peace, democracy and inclusive polity through the promulgation of the constitution by people’s elected representatives for the first time in Nepal’s history.
He stated that Nepal’s relation with India is not comparable with any other bilateral relations and should be seen on its own merit.
DPM Thapa had reached in New Delhi Friday afternoon to attend and preside over the Convocation Ceremony of the South Asian University being held tomorrow.