Indian EAM Jaishankar lands in Kathmandu

Published On: August 21, 2019 12:53 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday afternoon has arrived in Kathmandu.

Dr S. Jaishankar has paid this visit to attend the Fifth Meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission slated for 3 pm today.

Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shankar Das Bairagi and Ambassador of Nepal to India Nilambar Acharya reached Tribhuwan International Airport to receive Jaishankar.

Jaishankar is scheduled to call on PM Oli today afternoon ahead of the Joint Commission meeting.

The Joint Commission Meeting will review the overall state of bilateral relations, and various areas of cooperation such as connectivity and economic partnership, trade and transit, power and water resources sectors, culture, education and other matters of mutual interest, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Nepal-India Joint Commission was established in June 1987. Its meetings are held alternately in Nepal and India. The last meeting of the Joint Commission was held in New Delhi in October 2016.

Jaishankar will return to New Delhi on Thursday.

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