On his first visit abroad after assuming the office of Prime Minister of Nepal in June 2017 Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Prime Minister of Nepal, accompanied by his spouse Arzu Deuba, will be on a five- day state visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, beginning Wednesday. A high-level delegation will accompany the Prime Minister of Nepal.
During the visit, Sher Bahadur Deuba will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other Ministers will call on Prime Minister Deuba.
Apart from official engagements in New Delhi, Deuba will also visit Hyderabad, Tirupati and Bodh Gaya.
According to media reports, Deuba’s Delhi visit takes place in the background of the Doklam standoff involving India, China, and Bhutan. Beijing has been indulging in propaganda which tries to accuse India of undermining Nepal’s sovereignty. In an effort of garner support, China wants Nepal to have a neutral stance on Doklam matter. China would be watching Deuba’s every move and India would try hard to win back the confidence of Nepal as being a dependable neighbour.
In recent years, India-Nepal partnership has witnessed a significant growth in all areas of cooperation.
The visit will provide an opportunity to both the sides for holding wide-ranging discussions on issues of mutual interest and advancing age old, special ties of friendship between our two countries.