Nepal PM 'Prachanda' to visit US & China in September
Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" (file photo)

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” will embark on a four-day official visit to India from May 31 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Foreign Ministry sources said on Friday.

This will be Prachanda’s first foreign visit after assuming the high office for the third time in December last year.

Foreign Ministry sources here said the visit will take place from May 31 to June 3 and the Ministry will make a formal announcement on Saturday.

“The foreign ministry will make a formal announcement of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s official visit to India on Saturday. The visit will take place from May 31 to June 3 and he will hold high-profile meetings, including with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on bilateral ties,” the official, who is an aide to Foreign Minister N P Saud, said.

“The preparations for the visit have reached its final stage. Foreign Minister Saud last week held consultations with former foreign ministers and foreign Secretaries to discuss various issues related to the visit,” the official said.

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Meanwhile, Nepalese Ambassador to India Shankar Prasad Sharma called on Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar in New Delhi this week and discussed Prime Minister Prachanda’s upcoming visit.

Matters related to energy cooperation, water resources, trade, commerce, transit and infrastructure would mainly figure during the bilateral talks in Delhi between the two leaders, according to foreign ministry sources.

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