August 2, 2017
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s state visit to India, which begins on August 23, will focus on the implementation of the previous treaties that were signed between the two neighboring countries in 1996, 2002 and 2004. According to informed sources, the itinerary, agenda and size of the delegation for the five-day visit are being worked out.
Deuba’s visit, his first to New Delhi in thirteen years, follows the invitation extended by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dinesh Bhattarai, foreign relations adviser to PM Deuba, said that the agenda is likely to include among others, a plan of action for the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project and other energy and infrastructure related projects. He said that both sides need to examine the reasons for the lack of desired progress on several past agreements.
PM Deuba is also likely to visit Bodh Gaya and Tirupati Balaji temple after the conclusion of his official engagements.