Indian foreign minister returns home

Published On: August 22, 2019 05:20 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Indian Minister for External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar returned home on Thursday afternoon after wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal.

Apart from participating in the Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting on Wednesday, the Indian foreign minister held separate meetings with President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, and Samajbadi party chairman duo Baburam Bhattarai and Upendra Yadav during his stay. 
The joint commission meeting was co-chaired by Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Subrahmanyam, leading their respective delegations. The meeting, which was initially planned for Wednesday and Thursday, was cut short citing technical reasons. 

The foreign minister-level bilateral mechanism reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations with a specific focus on the areas of connectivity and economic partnership; trade and transit; power and water resources sectors; culture, and education. 

Jaishankar also worshipped at Pashupatinath Temple earlier today morning. 

Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi bid farewell to the Indian delegation led by Jaishankar at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday afternoon. 

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