Friday, 1st August 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister says India’s Nepal Policy will remain same


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Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey has said he is confident that India's Nepal Policy would not change after the formation of a new government led by Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Talking to media persons at Tribhuvan International Airport after returning from five-day formal visit to South Korea this afternoon, Minister Pandey said India's government would not change its Nepal policy despite changes in its domestic policies.

He said, "India is our very close neighbour. Our relation is very good with India and this will continue in future. So, we are confident that our relations would be further strengthened."

On a separate context, Minister Pandey said that discussions were on at political levels regarding the appointments of ambassadors in different countries and it would be concluded soon.

Minister Pandey said his meeting with his Korean counterpart was fruitful and added the Government of Korea has committed to providing logistic support to Nepal for successfully conducting the 18th SAARC Summit.

The South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister has committed to forge consensus in common agendas and move ahead jointly in the issues of international and regional concerns, Pandey shared.

South Korea, as an observer of SAARC, has informed to send a high-level delegation in the upcoming SAARC Summit, he said.

Pandey also said that he urged the Korean entrepreneurs and industrialists present in Investment Promotion Workshop in Seoul to make investments in Nepal.

"They have stressed for developing appropriate infrastructure and environment for foreign investment," the Foreign Affairs Minister said.


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