Nepal PM Prachanda To Visit India From May 31-June 3, Will Discuss Diverse Areas Of Bilateral Partnership

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ will be on a four-day visit to India from May 31 in his first foreign trip since assuming office last year. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Draupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar during the trip, which will end on June 3. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, an official statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said.

“His Excellency Shri Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Prime Minister of Nepal will be on an official visit to India from 31 May 2023 to 03 June 2023 at the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. This will be his first bilateral foreign visit. His Prime Minister of Nepal since assuming office in December 2022. will be accompanied by a high-level delegation,” the release said.

It added that during the visit, the Prime Minister of Nepal will meet the President and the Vice President and hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Modi to discuss various areas of bilateral partnership between India and Nepal. Other Indian dignitaries will meet the Prime Minister of Nepal.

Nepal PM will also visit Ujjain and Indore as part of his visit.

Elaborating on the visit, the MEA said the trip continues the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between India and Nepal to further our ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. Bilateral relations between the two countries have significantly strengthened over the past few years in all areas of cooperation. “This visit underscores the importance attached by both sides to further boost the bilateral partnership,” he added.

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Prachand met PM Modi on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2019. They talked about issues of mutual interest like economic cooperation and regional integration.

Prime Minister Modi paid a two-day state visit to Nepal in May 2018. He met Prachand and other Nepalese leaders with the aim of strengthening bilateral ties and expanding cooperation in areas such as connectivity, trade and energy.

Prachanda’s first tenure as Prime Minister was with Modi. They met in New Delhi in September 2016 to discuss various issues including trade, infrastructure development and regional connectivity. Prachand paid a four-day state visit to India in April 2017. He met PM Modi and other Indian officials during his visit. Discussions covered a wide range of topics of mutual interest, including trade, investment, energy cooperation and cultural ties.