External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Friday met with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba here and congratulated him on the successful conduct of the recent elections.
The two sides dwelled upon enhancing the bilateral cooperation to take the age-old and historical partnership forward.
“EAM @SushmaSwaraj met @PM_Nepal and congratulated him on the successful conduct of the recent elections. Discussions focused on enhancing our bilateral cooperation to take our age-old and historical partnership forward,” EAM spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Swaraj also paid a courtesy call to President Bidya Devi Bhandari and exchanged views on advancing multi-dimensional India-Nepal relations.
Swaraj also met with former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
The minister, who reached Kathmandu on Thursday, met Chairman of CPN-UML K.P Sharma Oli in her first engagement and congratulated him on his Party’s victory in the recent elections.
Swaraj is on a two-day official visit to Nepal in an effort to reach out to the country’s political leadership ahead of the formation of a new government by a Communist alliance.
This is Swaraj’s seventh visit to Nepal since assuming office in May 2014. However this is her first visit to Nepal after the three-tier elections ended here in December.