KATHMANDU: The fifth meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission is commencing in the central capital today.
The meeting to be focused on strengthening the bilateral economic partnership will dwell on in-depth discussions about further consolidating the Nepal-India ties and utilising it for the support of Nepal’s economic growth.
The meeting going to take place after three years will review the entire situation of bilateral relations and make optimum efforts to further expand the bilateral connectivity and increase the level of mutual trust, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Review of agreements and treaties reached between the two countries and in- depth discussion about Nepal-India multidimensional relations are other agenda of the meeting which will see the exchange of views on several topics such as bilateral political relation, border and security, economic assistance and infrastructures, trade and transport, energy and water resources and culture and education.
Indian Minister for External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is arriving after a while Nepal leading a high-level delegation team to the meeting. Minister Jaishankar is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today itself.
Thereafter, Minister Jaishankar will co-chair the meeting of the joint commission.
As per the information obtained by the RSS, an agreement on food security will be signed in the meeting while issues raised in the Joint-Secretary level preparatory meeting held on Tuesday and Wednesday will be consolidated and be presented in the meeting for signature from the both sides.
Indian government will also provide financial assistance for the two separate projects- post-quake reconstruction works and to build roads in Terai area. A cheque on the same will be handed over to Nepal.
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