June 30, 2017
Soon after Krishna Bahadur Mahara taking charge as Nepal’s deputy prime minister (DPM) and foreign affairs minister, his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had congratulated Mahara and invited him to New Delhi.
In the first high-level engagement with the Indian leadership, Mahara will embark on a three-day visit to New Delhi from Sunday. He will lay the ground for the visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India possibly in July-end. Deuba has agreed to visit India, after assuming office, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated and invited him. During the visit, dates and probable agendas of the PM’s visit will be finalized.
Aside from reviewing the projects funded by India, Mahara will apprise about the latest political developments and will lay ground for the visit of PM Deuba. Mahara will also seek India’s support for Nepal’s bid for UN Human Rights Council membership.