Jaishankar meets Nepal foreign Minister in Colombo
Jaishankar meets Nepal foreign Minister in Colombo

KATHMANDU: Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Nepal counterpart Narayan Khadka held talks in Colombo on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu, on the sidelines of the ongoing Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) meeting.

The meeting took place just days before Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's trip to New Delhi on April 1. "Matters discussed in the discussion included ongoing preparations for the Prime Minister's visit to India," the Ministry said.

Jaishankar took to Twitter to say: "We talked about how we can work together on connection, energy, fertilisers, health, and electricity. It was decided to concentrate on expanding the Ramayan circuit."

On Tuesday, Jaishankar spoke at the 18th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting in Colombo, stressing the importance of BIMSTEC member states working together to combat terrorism and violent extremism. He also emphasised India's commitment to intensify and expand cooperation in areas such as connectivity, energy, and maritime.

He also met with Bhutan's Foreign Minister, with whom he discussed a number of projects and initiatives.  "It's always a pleasure to watch @FMBhutan. We talked about our long-standing hydroelectric partnership. Other projects and activities were examined. I mentioned the Bhutanese potential I'd recently seen in our training facilities. I look forward to continuing our collaboration "He sent out a tweet.

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