Addressing the media persons in Kathmandu this afternoon on forthcoming 5th India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting, he said Prime Ministers of both the countries have made a clear cut blue print about future course of bilateral relations.
Mr. Gyawali said the meeting of joint commission will discuss entire aspect of Indo-Nepal relations especially connectivity, energy, freight, irrigation, inundation and many more. He added that meeting is also scheduled to take concrete decisions to make further substantive progress on the economic partnership.
Replying to a question about Govt of India’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Gyawali said Nepal is very optimistic and hopeful that peace and stability will be there and everything will be settled smoothly.
The 5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission will be held in Kathmandu on 21- 22 August. Minister for External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar and Nepal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali will co-chair the meeting.
During the visit, Dr. Jaishankar will pay courtesy calls on President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Mr. K P Sharma Oli. Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs will also host a dinner in honour of Dr. Jaishankar.
Established in June 1987, India-Nepal Joint Commission is a high level bilateral mechanism to comprehensively review India-Nepal relations. Its meetings are held alternately in India and Nepal. The last meeting of the Commission was held in New Delhi in October 2016.