Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 6 May 2017) – External Affairs Minister of India, Shushma Swaraj said India would be happy to see election in Nepal underlining the such democratic exercises in liberal democracy.
In a meeting held with Nepali counterpart Prakash Sharan Mahat on Friday in New Delhi, she highlighted the importance of election in strengthening democracy citing the upcoming local election of Nepal.
”Noting the importance of elections in strengthening democracy, the External Affairs Minister of India stated that, being the largest democracy in the world, India would be happy to see the important democratic exercise taking place in the neighbourhood.” said a press statement issued by Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.
During the meeting, both the Foreign/External Affairs Ministers expressed satisfaction over the steady developments in bilateral relations between the two countries and recalled the recent successful State Visit of the President of Nepal. They discussed about the need of continuation of high level exchanges of visits between the two countries.
The two leaders noted the progress made recently in the implementation of bilateral development cooperation projects and agreed on the need of further expediting such projects including the ones related to post earthquake reconstruction.The Foreign Minister of Nepal thanked the Government of India for the logistics support being provided in the forthcoming local election.
Minister Mahat had reached New Delhi on Friday to participate a symposium organized for the Delhi-based non-resident ambassadors accredited to Nepal on the theme of enhancing economic cooperation. The symposium was jointly inaugurated by Mahat and the Minister of State of External Affairs of India, Gen VK Singh.