Minister Mahat returns home

Published On: September 13, 2016 02:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Wrapping up his three-day India visit, Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat arrived home on Tuesday. 

Talking to media persons upon his arrival from New Delhi, Minister Mahat said that that a new chapter would be added in Nepal-India relations.

He said that he informed that India should show its activeness in construction of Pancheshwor Hydropower Project during his India visit.

“Discussion was held regarding construction of the project, halted for the past two decades, during official visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal on August 3, 2014,” he said.

He added that discussions were also held on postal roads, Kamal diversion, import of agro products, ring road linking Dadeldhura, Baitadi and Daechula and opening new border check points during his stay in India.

Mahat had embarked on India tour on an invitation of his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj for laying ground for the visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal slated for September 15.

During his stay in the Indian Capital City, Minister Mahat met Indian Minister for External Affairs Swaraj, secretary of Janata Party United, KC Tyagi, General Secretary of the National Congress Party DP Tripathi and Socialist Front leader Vijay Pratap among other Indian leaders.

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