Kathmandu Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla on Friday emphasized strong cooperative relations with Nepal, saying India sees itself as its 'most important friend and development partner'. He also assured the people of Nepal that covid-19It will be India's priority to fulfill their (Nepal's) needs after vaccination. He has come here on his first two-day visit to Nepal amidst the invitation of Nepal Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudayal amidst tensions in bilateral relations due to the sharp border dispute. He said here in a discussion organized by the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs that the relationship between Nepal and India is 'complex' and their civilizational heritage, culture and customs are interlinked. In his speech of about 25 minutes, he said, "India sees itself as Nepal's 'most important friend and development partner'".
Our aspirations of 'sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabha faith and' your goals of prosperous Nepal and happy Nepal are like each other. Shringla said that India's relationship with Nepal rests on four pillars - development cooperation, strong connectivity, infrastructure expansion and economic projects. "We will work for the priority of Nepal," he said, referring to the quick steps taken by India after the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015, saying, "India is a natural and self-serving Nepal Sees as self-propelled collaborators. "Shringla said that India stands on the threshold of the availability of the Corona virus vaccine. He said, "India, as the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world, is in the front line in this endeavor. We have at least five promising vaccines in advanced stages of testing. ''
The Indian Foreign Secretary said, "I would like to assure the people of Nepal that once the vaccine comes, then it will be our priority to fulfill the need of Nepal." "Shringla met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday and had meaningful talks with his Nepalese counterpart on a wide range of issues including the border problem." He also paid a courtesy call on President Vidya Devi Bhandari and Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The two countries agreed to intensify efforts to increase mutual cooperation. Referring to his meeting with the top leadership of Nepal, Shringla said, "The thinking and approach of our countries are the same. The relationship between the two countries got tense when Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 80-km long route connecting Lipulekh Pass and Dharchula in Uttarakhand in May and Nepal released a new map a few days later. , Shown Kalapani and Limpiyadhura within their range. India reacted sharply and called it a 'one-sided act'. It warned Nepal that it was not accepting the artificial extension of territorial claims.