Today, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Kathmandu to take part in the 5th Joint Commission Meeting between India and Nepal to discuss the entire range of the bilateral relationship.

Mr, Jaishankar flew to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from Dhaka after a two-day visit to Bangladesh. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi, Nepal’s Ambassador to India Nilamber Acharya welcomed him. 

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, “5th JCM will be chaired by Foreign Ministers of India and Nepal. Both the leaders will take stock of the entire gamut of India-Nepal bilateral relationship.”

Mr. Jaishankar will co-chair the meeting along with his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Gyawali. The meeting will focus on the overall state of bilateral relations and various areas of cooperation such as culture, education, connectivity, economic partnership, trade,  power and water resources, and other matters of mutual interest.

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