Commerce Minister calls on Indian Minister Swaraj in Delhi
KATHMANDU: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav had a courtesy meeting with Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today.
During the meeting, the two Ministers exchanged views on a range of matters of Nepal-India relations, according to the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Yadav conveyed the desire of the Government of Nepal to further consolidate bilateral relations with India and to this end, he stressed on the need of stepping up meaningful economic cooperation on the basis of mutuality of benefits.
On the occasion, External Affairs Minister Swaraj assured of India’s continuous support for Nepal’s development and prosperity. The External Affairs Minister termed the completion of the processes of various elections in Nepal as important achievement.
Earlier this afternoon, Commerce Minister Yadav met the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, Suresh Prabhu and discussed about various matters related to bilateral trade, transit and investment. They also shared views on the importance of the World Trade Organization for countries like Nepal and India as well as on how the like-minded countries can work together to safeguard and strengthen the rule-based multilateral trading system.
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Mr Yadav is on a visit to India at the invitation of the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India in order to participate in the informal meeting of the ministers responsible for the WTO being held in New Delhi from March 19 to 20. The Minister reached Delhi earlier this afternoon.
Published Date: Monday, March 19th, 2018 | 10:07 PM