Sushma arrives in Nepal

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Pokhara, March 16 (IANS) India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here in this lake resort town in Nepal on Wednesday to attend the Saarc ministerial meeting.

She will participate in the ministerial meeting in Pokhara on Thursday and meet her counterparts from the region.

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will inaugurate the ministerial meeting.

Sushma Swaraj is expected to hold talks with Oli and other regional counterparts including Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs adviser to the Pakistan prime minister, on the sidelines of the meeting, diplomatic sources said.

However, both India and Pakistan were not forthcoming about the exact time of the meeting.

Sushma Swaraj will attend a reception hosted by her Nepali counterpart Kamal Thapa on Wednesday, where she is also expected to meet Aziz, said sources.

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