Nepal PM Prachanda likely to visit India next month

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 06:09 EDT

Kathmandu: Nepal’s PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is likely to travel to India on an official visit next month - his first foreign trip since assuming the office for the third time in December last year, a media report said.
Though the precise date of his travel to India has not yet been revealed, strengthening bilateral connections and discussions with Indian officials over trade, energy, agriculture, culture, and air service will take centre stage.
According to sources close to the 68-year-old prime minister, a trip to India is planned for the near future, and the date will be set once he receives a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives.“The visit will take place after the PM seeks a vote of confidence and expands his cabinet,” a source said. Earlier, ‘Prachanda’ had announced that he would visit India on his first foreign trip after assuming the post. “The foreign ministry has started preparations for the visit,” Kathmandu Post newspaper reported.
The ministry has started organising meetings with the line ministries to prepare the agenda, the daily reported, quoting an official at the ministry.
The media reported that the PM will embark for the visit tentatively in mid-April. In July last year, ‘Prachanda’ visited India at the invitation of BJP chief J P Nadda.

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