Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” left for India on a four-day official visit today.
The visit that is considered to be an important one is his first official visit to the southern neighbor following the formation of the coalition government after the organization of the elections to the House of Representatives and the Province Assembly in November 2022.
The delegation includes Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Prakash Jwala.
During his visit, PM Dahal will hold a discussion with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on bilateral interests,.
Other issues on the table are the electricity trade, the construction of a transmission line, and the inauguration of an integrated security checkpoint.
The issues of promoting Indian investment in the energy and hydropower sector of Nepal, trade and transit and air entry routes will also be put up.
The Prime Ministers of both the countries are scheduled to sit down and conclude the issue of air entry routes for Nepal.
PM’s delegation includes government officials, entrepreneurs and media-persons.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, the PM will hold delegation-level talks with his Indian counterpart Modi at Hyderabad House on June 1.
Following this, a joint press meet will be organised. It is scheduled for the premiers of both the country to sing some agreements and memorandums of understanding.
The Prime Minister of India will host a luncheon in honour of the PM of Nepal and his delegation.
During the visit, PM Dahal will pay a courtesy call on President of India, Droupadi Murmu, and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
He is also scheduled to address the Nepal-India Business Summit in New Delhi co-organised by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Indian Industry, and interact with business leaders of both the countries.
The PM will also interact with the Nepali community in India on the occasion of a welcome reception hosted by the Ambassador of Nepal to India, Shankar Prasad Sharma.
He will also visit Ujjain and Indore, Madhya Pradesh before his return home on June 3.