Swaraj to arrive at 3:30 PM today

Published On: February 1, 2018 12:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 1:  Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Kathmandu today for two-day visit with the special messages of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the source, she will land at Tribhuvan International Airport at 3:30 pm through the special Airlines of Indian Army. 

Embassy of India in Kathmandu stated that, Swaraj today, after which she will reach Soaltee Crowne Plaza. According to a press release issued by Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during her stay in Kathmandu, Swaraj will separately call on President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and hold discussions with leaders of political parties on matters of mutual interest of the two countries.

Indian Ministry of External Affairs had issued a press release on Monday stating that Swaraj’s visit would provide an opportunity to hold discussions with political leaders of Nepal on issues of mutual interest, and to advance age-old, special-ties of friendship between India and Nepal.

CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli will host a dinner at Soaltee in honour of the visiting Indian minister. Swaraj will also meet Madhesi leaders after dinner.  On Friday, Swaraj is scheduled to have a breakfast meeting with CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, after which she will call on President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

She will leave for New Delhi at 4:00pm on Friday after holding a meeting with PM Sher Bahadur Deuba over lunch.

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