The Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting has begun in Kathmandu Saturday after 23 years.
The visiting Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is leading the Indian side, while Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey is leading the Nepali side.
Both the sides have 27 officials each in the meeting.
“The meeting will focus on political, economic and border management issues along with power cooperation, Pancheshor hydel project and all other important issues,” said Dipak Dhital, spokesperson at Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Indian Minister Swaraj arrived in Kathmandu Friday on her three-day official visit to Nepal to make preparations for the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in early August.