Menon, Prachanda discuss Indo-Nepal agreement

February 17th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Feb 17 (ANI): Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon today met Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda and discussed the progress made on agreements signed during Prachandas last visit to India.
Kantipur quoted Foreign Affairs Advisor Hira Bahadur Thapa as saying that Prachanda also inquired about the Noumure Hydropower project to be constructed by India.
In response, Menon said the construction of the dam is underway.
They also discussed proposals for the construction of a transmitter possessing extreme energy to minimise Nepals energy crisis, the rehabilitation of people displaced in Koshi and ways to ease access of Nepali products to India.
Earlier, talking to mediapersons at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Menon said he would make inquiries about Nepal’’s peace process and the Constitution-drafting process.
“I am looking forward to the conversations with the leaders in Nepal. We have a whole range of issues on which India and Nepal have worked together and we are looking to carrying them forward,” he said.
Besides meeting Prachanda, Menon also met Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav and Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala.
Menon will meet Madhesi party leaders to get their perspective on the mounting unrest in the Terai regions.
Menon visited Nepal in November last year along with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee. (ANI)

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