KATHMANDU, March 28: Nepal and India have jointly announced the visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India beginning April 1.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the three-day official visit of Prime Minister Deuba is taking place at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Deuba will be accompanied by his spouse Dr Arzu Rana Deuba.
According to a MoFA statement, the entourage of Prime Minister Deuba will comprise Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka, other senior ministers and secretaries and officials of the Government of Nepal. "The visit will further strengthen the multifaceted, age-old and cordial ties between Nepal and India," said the MoFA.
According to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Prime Minister Deuba is scheduled to call on Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu and hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House on April 2. Indian External Affairs Minister as well as National Security Advisor of India will call on Prime Minister Deuba.
This will be Prime Minister Deuba's first bilateral visit abroad after he assumed office in July, 2021. Prime Minister Deuba is scheduled to use the opportunity of his visit to address a gathering of business leaders in New Delhi.
The visit is expected to provide an opportunity to review the wide-ranging cooperative partnership between the two countries and progress it further for the benefit of the two people, the Indian MEA said.
Besides official engagements in New Delhi, Prime Minister Deuba is also scheduled to visit Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Deuba will return to Kathmandu on Sunday from Varanasi.