India-Nepal Statement on New Partnership in Agriculture

7 April 2018; 1430 hrs Noting the critical importance and contribution of agriculture and allied sectors to their respective economies, the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal reaffirmed their resolve to promote cooperation in agricultural science and technology, agricultural production and agro-processing in line with the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries for mutual benefit of farmers, consumers, scientific

India-Nepal Statement on New Connectivity through Inland Waterways

7 April 2018; 1430 hrs The Prime Ministers of India and Nepal recognised the untapped potential of inland waterways to contribute towards overall economic development of the region. Taking cognizance of their geographies and noting the development of inland waterways in both countries, the two Prime Ministers took the landmark decision to develop the inland waterways for the movement of

India-Nepal Statement on Expanding Rail Linkages: Connecting Raxaul in India to Kathmandu in Nepal

7 April 2018; 1430 hrs With the objective of expanding connectivity to enhance people-to-people linkages and promote economic growth and development, the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal agreed to construct a new electrified rail line, with India’s financial support, connecting the border city of Raxaul in India to Kathmandu in Nepal. As a first step, it was agreed that

Hon Commerce Minister’s engagements in Delhi

Hon Mr Matrika Prasad Yadav, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies had a courtesy meeting with Hon Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today. During the meeting, the two Ministers exchanged views on a range of matters of Nepal-India relations. Hon Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies conveyed the desire of the Government of

Press Release on Hon’ble Commerce Minister’s engagements in New Delhi

Press Release Hon Commerce Minister’s engagements in Delhi Hon Mr Matrika Prasad Yadav, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies had a courtesy meeting with Hon Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today. During the meeting, the two Ministers exchanged views on a range of matters of Nepal-India relations. Hon Minister of Industry, Commerce and

Foreign Secretary of Nepal, Mr Shanker Das Bairagi, speaking in the Raisina Dialogue 2018, on the panel theme “Towards a Bay of Bengal Community: Development, Growth & Security”

Unedited notes from the Foreign Secretary Mr Bairagi’s presentation on BIMSTEC: ## The world has witnessed the waves of liberalization, privatization and globalization. More recently, the forces of economic nationalism have been quite active. Amidst these uneven developments and contradictions, we, the BIMSTEC members, need to define a vision for where we will be heading as a region and as