Nepal PM Prachanda arrives in New Delhi

September 14th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI  

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New Delhi, Sept 14 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ”Prachanda” has arrived in New Delhi this afternoon on a five-day visit to India.

During his visit, Prachanda is scheduled to meet his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh, President Pratibha Patil, and Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari.

He is also scheduled to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Opposition Leader L.K. Advani, Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata Dal-United (JDU) president Sharad Yadav, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Yadav, besides former prime ministers V.P. Singh, Dewe Gowda and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

According to an External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, the visit will provide an opportunity for discussing the entire gamut of issues between the two countries.

Earlier, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood said that consultations concerning the countrys welfare including review of the 1950 Treaty and crisis of the Saptakoshi embankment would be carried out.

Prachanda is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including several ministers and business representatives. This will be his first visit to India after becoming the first elected Prime Minister of the federal republic Nepal.

In Beijing, he met with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao during his three-day visit. Prachanda is also scheduled to attend the United Nations General Assembly session in New York this month.

The Nepali Prime Ministers visit will end on September 18. (ANI)

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