Khurshid arrives in Kathmandu

Published: 09th July 2013 10:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2013 10:09 AM   |  A+A-


India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived here Tuesday on a day-long visit during which he will "extend support" to Nepal's upcoming elections.

"To extend the support and cooperation to the elections, I am paying an official and goodwill visit to Nepal. We (India) support the choices made by Nepali people as what ever political system or what kind of constitution they want to set up here," Khurshid told mediapersons on his arrival.

The minister added that he will also discuss some 'critical' area of Nepal-India cooperation. He did not elaborate on them.

Senior officials including Foreign Secretary Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayanta Prasad and others welcomed him at Tribhuvan International Airport on his arrival in Kathmandu.

Leading a nine-member delegation, during his nine-hour stay in Kathmandu, he will meet President Ram Baran Yadav, Chairman of Interim Elections Council Khil Raj Regmi, his counterpart Madhav Ghimire and top leaders of major political parties of Nepal.

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