PM Deuba embarking on state visit to India tomorrow


PM Deuba embarking on state visit to India tomorrow

Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will be in India today on a five-day state visit.

PM Deuba is leading a 48-member delegation to the southern neighbour at the cordial invitation of Indian PM Narendra Modi. He will call on President Ram Nath Kovind the same day.

The upcoming visit of Prime Minister Deuba will provide an opportunity to both the sides for holding wide-ranging discussions on the issues of mutual interest. He will visit the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

The Prime Minister even did not give any information to the House, Oli criticised the government claiming it could not answer queries of public about what the government was doing to end problems of floods and inundations as witnessed in Terai region last week. Deuba's visit aims to get India committed to post-earthquake reconstruction and infrastructural expansion in the country. Deputy PM K N Mahara who is also in charge of Foreign Affairs said Nepal will take a "neutral stance" on the Doklam face-off. He will also have meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other ministers.

On August 18 too, Prime Minister Modi called Deuba to convey condolences at the loss of lives due to floods in the Himalayan nation and extended all relief assistance.

Nepal will hold parliamentary and provincial elections on November 26, the government announced on Monday, a key step towards cementing democracy in the politically unstable country.