Nepal PM meets BJP chief Nadda

New Delhi, April 1 : Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a three-day visit to India, on Friday met BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda here. “On invitation of BJP chief JP Nadda, Nepali PM Sher Bahadur Deuba today visited the BJP headquarters here. On his arrival, Deuba was welcomed by Nadda,” sources said. During their meeting, the BJP chief apprised Deuba about the social works done by the party workers during the Covid pandemic, sources said. The duo also shared their political experiences, sources added. He was accompanied by wife Arzu Deuba and four cabinet ministers. They exchanged views on close interaction at youth, women and party delegation levels. This is the first visit by Nepali prime minister to India in three years, and it marks the first since a boundary row erupted following Nepal’s decision to publish a new map of the country. Nepali media said the Deuba is aimed at rekindling the warmth in ties. According to them, in the last months of Deuba’s tenure, there has been a status quo when it comes to bilateral relations—they have neither deteriorated nor improved. “There is no dearth of agendas to discuss with India,” said Bhekh Bahadur Thapa, a former foreign minister who has also served as Nepal’s ambassador to India. “The key issue is our bilateral ties are not satisfactory yet.” DS ING

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