Nepalese PM meets Indian Foreign Secretary

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Kathmandu, Sep 16: Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today met visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon at his official residence in Baluwatar and discussed the latest political situation.

Koirala and Menon are reported to have held consultations on issues, including elections preparations of Constituent Assembly, boarder security, and Nepali Congress unification.

According to Indian Embassy, later in the day, Menon is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Sahana Pradhan, House Speaker Subash Nembang among others, the Kantipuronline reported.

Yesterday, Menon held separate meetings with UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepali Congress (Democratic) president Sher Bahadur Deuba, Maoist chairman Prachanda and Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP) president Surya Bahadur Thapa on Saturday evening.

Menon had stressed on timely polls, Nepal told reporters.

"The Indian position on republic/monarchy is that they will respect the decision of Nepali people. They have stressed on timely election, which can ensure credibility and other things," said Nepal.


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