June 1, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has commenced his visit to India with the aim of fostering harmony between the two countries.
During a reception organized by the Embassy of Nepal in India on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dahal expressed his commitment to cultivating mutual trust and welfare, with a focus on benefiting Nepal and its people.
The visit, initiated at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will involve discussions on various bilateral issues of interest and welfare.
Prime Minister Dahal highlighted the long-standing relations between Nepal and India, emphasizing that the visit would further strengthen their friendly ties.
He commended Nepalis residing in India, urging them to utilize their acquired skills and knowledge for the prosperity of Nepal.
Additionally, he shared the government’s efforts to grant voting rights to Nepalis living abroad and the recent inclusion of foreign employees in the social security scheme.
Prime Minister Dahal assured that the national economy, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, was gradually recovering under the present government’s leadership, with a strong commitment to economic development.
He also emphasized the priorities of combating corruption and providing pro-people services.
Furthermore, he noted the democratic progress in Nepal with the election of three tiers of government.
Prime Minister Dahal, accompanied by a Nepali delegation, is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart, where significant agreements on energy, trade, commerce, and mutual interests are expected to be made. The official visit to India spans four days and he will return back home on June 3.