KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyawali has left for the Indian capital of New Delhi to attend the Joint Commission Meeting between Nepal and India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar.
Gyawali will be representing Nepal at the 6th Joint Commission Meeting between the two neighboring countries during his three-day visit to the southern neighbor. The Joint Commission is the highest mechanism between the two countries to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations between Nepal and India.
In the meeting, the two countries are scheduled to hold discussions on various issues including bilateral trade, energy, border disputes, infrastructure, agriculture, investment, tourism, connectivity and COVID-19 response.
While in New Delhi, Minister Gyawali is also scheduled to meet the high-level dignitaries of India. The Nepali delegation consists of the Ambassador of Nepal to India, Foreign Secretary, Health Secretary, and other senior officials of the Government of Nepal.
This is the first time FM Gyawali is visiting India after Nepal introduced a new political map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh, and Limpiyadhura claimed by both Nepal and India.
Nepali delegations will fly back to Nepal on January 16.
Itinerary of Gyawali’s India visit (14-16 Jan, 2021)
Thursday, January 14, 2021
12: 20 hrs
Venue: IGI Airport T3
Friday, January 15, 2021
Meeting with Dr S. Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs