India and Nepal agree to increase mutual cooperation

India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived here on Thursday on his two-day visit to Nepal. He said that India's relationship with Nepal is "very strong" and that India wants to further strengthen bilateral relations.

During the visit, Shringla will meet their Nepali counterpart and other senior leaders. Shringla, who arrived at the invitation of Nepalese Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal, was warmly welcomed. At Tribhuvan International Airport, he told reporters, "I wanted to come here earlier but could not come due to COVID-19.

I am very happy to come here. I have been to Kathmandu before, though as Foreign Secretary. This is my first visit to Nepal. Our relations are very strong. It will be our effort to deepen this relationship further. " He said, "I want to thank the Government of Nepal and the Foreign Secretary for this warm welcome. We are going to meet on important issues.

My first meeting will be with the Foreign Secretary of Nepal and after that, I will be with Foreign Minister Pradeep, I will meet Gyawali. I will also meet dignitaries in Kathmandu. A statement by the Nepalese Foreign Ministry this week. The visit was said to be a part of the ongoing high-level dialogue between the two neighboring countries.