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Nepal PM Deuba to visit India on 1st foreign visit from Aug 23

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who took over from leader Prachanda in a power- sharing deal in June, will visit this month on his first official trip overseas, the foreign ministry announced today.

The agenda of Deuba's five-day visit from August 23 is under discussion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times.

A high-level Chinese delegation led by the Vice of China, Wang Yang, will visit ahead of the Deuba's visit to and hold talks on post-quake reconstruction, Mahara said.

He said wants to maintain cordial relations through peaceful diplomacy and dialogue with both and Nepal.

Dauba, the 71-year-old veteran Nepali politician known for his close ties to India, took over the reigns of Nepal when the Himalayan nation was navigating a political turmoil over the implementation of the Constitution and unrest in the southern plains due to the Madhesi agitation.

Mahara also said that a ministerial conference of the BIMSTEC grouping will be held in Kathmandu from August 10, according to the daily.

The conference will lead to the summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation to be held in Nepal this year.

The BIMSTEC grouping of countries of South Asia and East Asia involves Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 22:48 IST