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Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa Visited India from 10th June to 12th June 2016

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Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa landed in New Delhi on 10th June on a three day visit to India

Purpose:

  • Discussion with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on bilateral Issues
  • Attended the Convocation of the South Asian University in New Delhi

Features of the Visit:

This is the fifth Visit to India by Nepal Ministerkamal-thapa-2

Deputy Prime Minister had “High Level Political meetings” in New Delhi

The two Nations signed nine agreements in areas of transport, connectivity and cooperation in the energy sector

i. Sushma Swaraj met Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had discussion with Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa in New Delhi

They have discussed about various issues of Mutual Interest

External Minister reaffirmed that India’s interest in the progress and stability of Nepal

ii. Nepal Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa said support with India back on track

Though some Initial misunderstanding and conflicts, now India and Nepal have significant relations. So it was termed as INDIA BACK on TRACK

Nepal Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister on third day given a support to India-Nepal engagement

  • Though India-Nepal ties, Kamal Thapa unable to find the solution to end the economic blockade
  • Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli framed the committee to have discussion with the Madhesi Leaders
  • Nepal Government unable to find a stop point to the blockade
  • The Government require India’s boost to end the blockade

Supply Blockade:

  • India blocking the shipments of fuel, Medicine and other supplies to the landlocked country due to Nepalese Government blamed the Indian Government
  • Nepalese Government blamed the Union on supporting the Madhesis, Tharus and Janjatis who were against the Nepalese Government on formation of New Government in Nepal
  • The Main supply route of Birganj, connects Kathmandu with the World economy leftovers blocked
  • Foreign Minister said that Nepal was suffering due to the blockade on Fuel supply but he could not announce that Birganj – Raxaul Blockade has ended on landing in Kathmandu
  • Thapa met with Prime Minister of India and requested India to end the blockade as no more.

About Nepal:

Landlocked Country bordered by China to the North and India to the South, East and West

  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Prime minister: Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
  • President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee