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Nepal Deputy PM Thapa to visit India next week


Kathmandu : Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa will be embarking on a three-day visit to India on June 10, in a bid to resume stalled bilateral engagement, following the abrupt recall of Nepal’s envoy to New Delhi and cancellation of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s scheduled trip.

Upon his arrival in New Delhi, he is scheduled to attend the maiden convocation ceremony of South Asian University.

This will be his fifth visit to India since the formation of CPN-UML-led government in October.

As the incumbent chair of SAARC Council of Ministers, Thapa will preside over the convocation ceremony reports the Himalayan Times.

A foreign ministry official said that besides attending the university event, he will utilise the visit to mend and restore relations.

Thapa’s Public Relations and Communication Adviser Mohan Shrestha said the he would hold ‘high-level political meetings’ in New Delhi.

According to reports, he will hold talks with his Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj before returning home on June 12. (ANI)

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