Centre, Bihar Govt. to host seminar on Indo-Nepal ties

April 24th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Apr.24 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs, in association with the Government of Bihar, is organizing a seminar on Emerging Trends in India-Nepal Relations on April 26 and27.
The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, will inaugurate the seminar at the Hotel Chanakya in Patna on April 26. The valedictory address will be delivered by the Minister of State for Commerce, Dr. Jairam Ramesh, on April 27.
Hisila Yami, Minister for Physical Planning and Works (Nepal) will lead a 45 member Nepalese delegation for participation in this seminar.
The seminar will also see the participation of a large number of academicians, think tanks, representatives of industry, intelligentsia, journalists, civil society and senior officials from Bihar and other parts of India.
The issues to come up at the seminar as follows:
. Political Dimensions of Indo-Nepal Relations
.Trade and Investment Relations
.Cross-border linkages through Media and Culture
.India-Nepal Economic Cooperation in the context of Nepals Development Priorities
.Talk/ Presentation on Border Infrastructure
The event will also feature a cultural programme arranged by the Government of Bihar and the screening of a Nepali Documentary Team Nepal
The objective behind the seminar is to discuss key aspects of our bilateral relations and the seminar would cover the broad canvas of political and cultural linkages, trade and economic cooperation, border security and its management, cooperation in the hydroelectric sector, sharing of common river waters and problems of floods.
Eminent persons with expertise in above issues have been invited to share their views and insights. Civil society and media persons are welcome to attend the seminar. (ANI)

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