The three top political parties of Nepal – Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) sat together in a meeting Monday and decided to make maximum efforts to turn the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a success.
For this, the parties further decided to hold consultations with the concerned government ministries on Tuesday.
"Today's meeting decided to strengthen Nepal-India bilateral relations. We will sit together again with ministers representing various ministries to discuss in detail about the cooperation agreement," NC vice president Ram Chandra Poudel said, emerging out of the meeting.
Following the recent visit of Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Indian PM Modi is expected to visit Nepal in early August.
In a different note, CPN-UML vice chairperson Bhim Rawal said the ongoing talks of a parliamentary committee with political parties remaining outside the Constituent Assembly was also discussed in the meeting.
"We informed the leaders about the ongoing talks."
Similarly, UCPN (M) vice chairperson Posta Bahadur Bogati said the meeting discussed forming a High Level Political Committee as per the spirit of an earlier four-point agreement that is connected with the peace process.
"A decision to this effect will be taken soon," claimed Bogati.