Minister of External Affairs of India, H.E. Mr. S.M. Krishna paid an official visit to
2. During his visit, the Minister of External Affairs of India called on Rt. Hon. Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal and Rt. Hon’ble Mr. Madhav Kumar
3. The Minister of External Affairs of
4. During his visit the Minister of External Affairs of India held official talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal on all aspects of bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of
5. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal extended a warm welcome to the Minister of External Affairs of India. The two Ministers warmly recalled their previous meetings and expressed their satisfaction regarding the age-old, multifaceted relations that exist between
6. The two Ministers recalled the official visit of Rt. Hon. Mr. Madhav Kumar
7. The two Ministers reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken during the official visit of the Prime Minister of Nepal, Rt. Hon. Madhav Kumar
i The Civil Aviation talks were held on 8-9 September 2009, between the Civil Aviation Secretaries of India and Nepal in which both the sides agreed for the expansion of the air services between the two countries.
ii. The revised Trade Treaty and Agreement on Cooperation to Control Unauthorized Trade were signed by the Commerce Ministers of India and
iii. The meeting of Home Secretaries of the two countries in Kathmandu on 6 – 7 November, 2009 which agreed on further steps to enhance cooperation to address matters of mutual interest including shared security concerns.
iv. The Joint Committee on Water Resources at the Secretary-level met in Pokhara on 20-22 November 2009 and discussed all aspects of bilateral cooperation in the field of water resources for the mutual benefit of both the countries. The meeting also finalized the Terms of Reference for the Pancheshwar Development Authority.
v. The 7th Meeting of Bilateral Consultative Group on Security Issues held in
vi. In response to the request from the Nepalese side, teams of experts from
8. Both Ministers agreed that the recent meetings of the bilateral institutional mechanisms had reinvigorated the bilateral relationship in key areas. The two Ministers agreed that all decisions taken in the framework of these mechanisms should be implemented in a timely manner. They also decided that the other institutional mechanisms should meet as soon as possible.
9. The Government of
10. The two sides expressed satisfaction at bilateral cooperation for human resources development in
11. At the request of the Government of Nepal, the Government of India has agreed to provide technical assistance for establishment of a Central Depository System (CDS) in
12. As part of India’s continued assistance for growth and development in Nepal at grassroots level, MoUs for electrification of five different VDCs in Nepal at a total cost of IRs. 6.3 Crores were signed.
13. Both Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to promote bilateral cooperation in the hydro-power sector so as to create a win-win situation for the mutual benefit of both countries.
14. The two Ministers discussed security concerns of their respective countries and agreed that terrorism and extremism were a threat to both countries. They agreed to cooperate closely to end this menace. The two Ministers also discussed ways to enhance bilateral security cooperation to control cross border crimes such as smuggling of fake Indian currency, human trafficking and arms smuggling. The Minister of External Affairs of India conveyed the assurance that
15. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal reiterated that the Government of Nepal will not allow Nepalese territory to be used for any activity against
16. The two Ministers directed the Foreign Secretaries to discuss and review the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship with a view to further strengthen bilateral relations.
17. The Indian side reiterated its commitment to assist
18. The two Ministers expressed satisfaction at the growing commercial relations between the two countries and agreed on the need for early conclusion of the Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.
19. The Minister of External Affairs of
20. The Minister of External Affairs of