Special envoy’s visit to help understand Nepal government’s policies: India

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The visit of Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi as special envoy to India will help New Delhi understand the priorities of the new government in Kathmandu, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Thursday.

“The visit of Special Envoy of Prime Minister of Nepal, Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, will be the first high-level visit from Nepal to India after the formation of the new government in Nepal under Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’,” Swarup said in his weekly media briefing here.

“The visit of Special Envoy Bimalendra Nidhi provides an opportunity to understand the priorities of the new government, and to discuss ways in which we could strengthen our multi-faceted ties with Nepal,” he said.

“India attaches the highest priority to its relations with Nepal, and looks forward to working closely with the new government.”

After coming to power earlier this month, the new Maoist-led government in the Himalayan nation has said that it wanted to further strengthen bilateral relations with both India.

While Nidhi has been deputed to visit India as Special Envoy, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara of Prachanda’s Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre), visited Beijing in a similar role earlier this week.



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