Indian Foreign Minister Jaishanker to meet Prime Minister Oli

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 19 August 2019) – The Fifth Meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission is being held in Kathmandu on August 21- 22.

Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India will co-chair the meeting, leading their respective delegations.

The Joint Commission Meeting will review the overall state of bilateral relations, and various areas of cooperation such as connectivity and economic partnership, trade and transit, power and water resources sectors, culture, education and other matters of mutual interest. 

The Nepal-India Joint Commission was established in June 1987. Its meetings are held alternately in Nepal and India. The last meeting of the Joint Commission was held in New Delhi in October 2016. 

During the visit, Dr. Jaishankar will pay courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Sunday. Minister Gyawali will host a dinner in honour of Dr. Jaishankar. 

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