Nepal Foreign Minister arrives in India

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New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Nepal Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala arrived in India on Monday as part of her five-day visit.

Soon after her arrival, Koirala expressed confidence that her visit would further strengthen ties between the two countries.

"This is our goodwill visit and we have a traditional relationship with India. We want to give continuity to that and have best relationships with our neighbours," said Koirala.

"We have an open order. There is a movement of people from the both sides. ncroachment problem is also there. We will work for a solution to this problem," she added.

During her visit, Koirala is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

She is expected to hold a discussion with her Indian counterparts on ways to prevent cross border terrorism, border encroachment, cooperation in hydropower sector, boosting trade ties and review of 1950 Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty among others.

Issues related to providing transit facilities to Nepali goods and products from adjoining Indian ports and routes, the construction of the Special Economic Zone in Birgunj and Indian assistance for Bagmati conservation are among the major agendas.

Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is also scheduled to visit India this month.

On Thursday, she will attend various events in Delhi and will leave for Kathmandu on Friday afternoon. (ANI)

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