Nepal not to sign any agreement during PM's visit to India

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Kathmandu, Sep 14 (UNI) Nepal has decided not to go for any bilateral agreement during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to India which began today.

''The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held today as the government would need to forge national consensus before going for any agreement with a foreign country,'' Nepalnews quoted an unnamed minister as saying.

Mr Dahal has left for New Delhi this evening, leading a 44-member delegation including Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav, Communication Minister Krishna Bahaur Mahara, Water Resources Minister Bishnu Paudyal and Supplies Minister Rajendra Mahato, businessmen, senior government officials and journalists.

The Prime Minister will hold separate meetings with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Opposition Leader L K Advani.

This is the second foreign visit of the Nepali prime minister since taking the premiership. Earlier, he had visited China to attend the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

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