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Mon, April 22, 2024

Indian Ambassador pays courtesy call on Energy Minister Bhusal

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KATHMANDU: Newly-appointed Ambassador of India to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava, paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal today. In the meeting that took place at the Ministry in Singha Durbar, they discussed the topics of bilateral relations and cooperation between Nepal and India. On the occasion, Minister Bhusal said Nepal-India ties were moving forward on the basis of friendship, equality, cooperation and mutual respect. She expressed the confidence that this relation will become stronger in the days to come. Stating that important works have been carried out in the energy sector between Nepal and India in recent times, Minister Bhusal hoped that this collaboration between the two countries will be further expanded in the days ahead. "The energy trade taking place between Nepal and India at present is positive. India needs clean energy from Nepal. So, in this context, Nepal is willing to move ahead by signing a long-term electricity trade agreement in the coming days. I have the conviction that important success will be achieved in the power trade sector during your term in office," Minister Bhusal said. She stressed the need to take ahead Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project as well as actively implement the agreement reached between the two countries regarding the damage caused by floods. On the occasion, Ambassador Srivastava assured Minister Bhusal that he would undertake whatever initiatives he can to further expand the collaboration and partnership between the two countries.  Noting that significant achievement has been made in the electricity trade sector in the last one year, he said the collaboration of both the governments is worth appreciating in this. "Power trade is beneficial to both countries. There will be consistent support from our side on this," the Indian Ambassador said, giving assurances of making relentless efforts for electricity production and trade. Water Resources and Irrigation Secretary Sagar Kumar Rai, Joint Secretary duo Baburam Bhandari and Chiranjivi Chataut and the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the meeting. READ ALSO:
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