India, Nepal review progress on recent intiatives, vow to strengthen ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali reviewed recent developments in bilateral ties across diverse sectors at a meeting here today and reiterated their commitment to maintain the new momentum and to further strengthen the traditionally close and friendly ties between the two countries.
Among other areas, the two sides reviewed progress achieved on the three transformative initiatives launched in 2018 in the areas of agriculture, railways and inland waterways as well as pace of implementation of ongoing bilateral development and connectivity projects. 
They expressed satisfaction at the significant progress made in different sectors of cooperation as a result of intensified bilateral exchanges at all levels in recent months, a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
Mr. Gyawali extended an invitation to Ms. Swaraj to visit Nepal to co-chair the next meeting of the Joint Commission, which she accepted. The two Ministers decided to hold the next meeting of the Joint Commission at an early date.
Ms. Swaraj hosted a lunch in honour of Mr. Gyawali, who was in Delhi to attend the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue, co-hosted by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the MEA.

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