Minister Gyawali briefs HoR on Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting

08/22/2019

Kathmandu, Aug 22: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has briefed the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on the issues discussed during the fifth meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission. Minister Gyawali shared that the issues of energy, water resources, trans-border crime control, connectivity and border security, among others were discussed. The inundation caused by dams constructed in border areas, construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport and Nijgadh International Airport, Susta, Kalapani among others disputed border areas, Pancheshwar Project and trade deficit featured significantly in the meeting, according to the Foreign Minister. While asking for special time from the Speaker, Minister Gyawali said that Janakpur-Jayanagar railway, food and quality control, post-quake reconstruction projects, postal highway and bilateral issues were seriously discussed in the meeting. The 35-member Nepali delegation was headed by Minister Gyawali while his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had led the Indian delegation. They had co-chaired the meeting. RSS

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