Swaraj's visit will help forward Pancheshwor Project

Published On: February 2, 2018 07:18 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Foreign affairs experts have said that the old-age friendship between Nepal and India would further strengthen from the visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. 

At a program organized here Friday, they stressed that Nepal should seek support from India at a time when Nepal is moving head on the path of economic prosperity. 

On the occasion, CPN-UML leader Dr Rajan Bhattarai said that although the Indian External Minister's current visit to Nepal was completely a goodwill visit, Swaraj held meetings with the leaders regarding friendly relation between Nepal and India with the message of Indian Prime Minister. 

He said that Nepal has now focused its attention on economic development and prosperity after political stability. 

Similarly, Chairperson of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) Pashupati Shumsher JB Rana said Nepal should play a role to strengthen relation with India as Nepal has a large scale of trade with India. 

Stressing the need of developing hydropower sector, he said the visit of the Indian External Affairs Minister would help to forward Pancheshwor hydropower project. 

Likewise, former Ambassador to India Dr Durgeshman Singh pointed out the need to strengthen Nepal-India relations in an environment conducive. 

In another program organized on Friday, Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal leader Laxmanlal Karna made it clear that his party is not likely to join the KP Sharma Oli-led government in the current circumstances. 


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