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PM India visit: These are possible deals to be sealed


 |  Kathmandu

Foreign Minister NP Saud (left) holding a press meet on Prime Minister's India visit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.

The possibility of alternative border points will be discussed during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda's visit to India, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

Holding a press conference at the ministry on Tuesday, Minister Saud informed the feasibility study is being made in Mahendranagar, Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj to this effect.

"Since the existing border points are busy, the possibility of an alternative checkpoints are being discussed," Minister Saud said.

A high-level team including Prime Minister Prachanda is embarking on a four-day visit to India on Wednesday (May 31).

Minister Saud said that this is his first visit to India after becoming the Prime Minister and the relationship can be further strengthened.

Minister Saud informed that they are ready to discuss issues such as Indian investment in Nepal's hydro, creating a route for power trade, and preparing a base for doing business with Bangladesh.

He further said, preparations are also being made for trade with China through the Indo-Pacific Ocean. "Trade with China will be negotiated through the Indo-Pacific Ocean," Minister Saud said.

Besides, the topic of implementation of bridge construction connecting Sudurpaschim and Uttarakhand will also be discussed.

Foreign Minister Saud informed that there are preparations to increase the electricity trade by increasing the transmission line based on the Indian line of credit.


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