Prime Minister Dahal to embark on four-day India visit from May 31

KATHMANDU- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is leaving for an official visit to India on 31 May at the cordial invitation of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

The PM will be accompanied by his daughter Ganga Dahal. The entourage of the PM comprises ministers, secretaries, and senior officials of the government, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the visit, PM Dahal is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on President of India, Droupadi Murmu, and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Similarly, the PM will hold delegation-level talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House on 1 June. The talks will be followed by a joint press meet by the two Prime Ministers. The Indian PM will host a luncheon in honour of the Nepali PM and his delegation.

PM Dahal will address Nepal-India Business Summit in New Delhi organized jointly by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and interact with business leaders of both countries.

He is also scheduled to interact with the Nepali community in India over a welcome reception to be hosted by Nepali Ambassador to India, Shankar Prasad Sharma. During the visit, PM Dahal will visit Ujjain and Indore, Madhya Pradesh before returning to Kathmandu on 3 June 2023.

This is the fourth visit of PM Dahal to India as the PM. The visit is expected to further strengthen the age-old, multifaceted, and cordial relations between Nepal and India, the Foreign Ministry stated in a press release on Saturday.

During the visit, the Prime Minister of Nepal will call on President and Vice-President and will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Modi to discuss the diverse areas of the bilateral partnership between India and Nepal. Other Indian dignitaries will call on the Prime Minister of Nepal.

Meanwhile, foreign ministry of India has also said that Prime Minister will also be visiting Ujjain and Indore as part of his visit in addition to the official engagements.

According to the Ministry, the visit continues the tradition of regular high level exchanges between India and Nepal in furtherance of our ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. The bilateral relations between the two countries have significantly strengthened in the last few years in all areas of cooperation. This visit underscores the importance given by both sides in adding further momentum to the bilateral partnership.

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