Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar arrives in Kathmandu (With Photos)

Published On: January 4, 2024 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has arrived in Kathmandu today to participate in the 7th Meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission (JC). He was accorded a warm welcome by his Nepali counterpart NP Saud at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) earlier this morning.

Foreign Secretary Sewa Lamsal and other senior officials also welcomed Jaishankar at the TIA, Kathmandu .

"Happy to be back in Nepal for my first visit of 2024. Looking forward to the engagements over the next two days," Minister Jaishankar wrote on his X account upon his arrival in Kathmandu.

His 26-hour programs include landing at the TIA on Thursday at 10AM, meeting the President at Shital Niwas at 11AM, Prime Minister in Baluwatar at 12 noon and Foreign Minister NP Saud at Yak & Yeti Hotel at 1PM.

He will then attend the JC meeting between the two countries at 1:15PM and witness an agreement signing ceremony at 1:45PM. He will attend the lunch reception hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 2PM.

Jaishankar is also holding a meeting with former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in the afternoon. He will also attend a dinner reception at Solti Hotel in the evening.

Jaishankar will visit the Pashupatinath Temple and inaugurate a library and other physical infrastructure built with the Indian assistance at Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur on Friday morning. He is scheduled to fly back home Friday afternoon.

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