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Indo-Nepal foreign secretaries review all aspects of bilateral ties

The two Foreign Secretaries held bilateral talks in Kathmandu today and exchanged views on regional and other issues of mutual interest.

They expressed satisfaction at the substantial progress that has been achieved on bilateral projects and initiatives that were discussed and agreed to during the reciprocal visits of Prime Ministers of Nepal and India in April and May last year.

Both sides also agreed to maintain the momentum in bilateral engagement across diverse sectors of cooperation and to further strengthen the traditionally close, friendly and multifaceted partnership between the two countries.

They also assessed the progress of various important projects including Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline, Cross border Railways and Arun III Hydro power project. In the wake of last month’s terror attack in Pulwama, the two sides also discussed ways to combat menace of terrorism.

Foreign Secretary Gokhale called on Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.

Vijay Gokhale was arrived in Kathmandu Thursday morning on a two day visit to Nepal.

The visit of Foreign Secretary is in keeping with the tradition of regular high level exchanges between the two countries.

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