Thursday, November 13, 2008

PM Prachanda holds bilateral talks with Indian PM

Prime Minister 'Prachanda' held bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh, at the latter's official residence in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday evening.

According to reports, the two leaders talked about the ongoing peace process in Nepal and the process of constitution making. The Indian PM is said to have stressed on politics of understanding. The Nepali PM also expressed his commitment to complete constitution writing within stipulated time, reports add.

The issues of border problem and Kosi flood also figured in the talks.

Earlier, PM Prachanda had reached the Indian capital to attend the second summit of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation).

India's minister of state for Industry and Commerce, Ashwini Kumar, received the Prime Minister at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi where he landed at around 12:15 pm, reports said.

Briefly speaking to media persons at the Delhi airport, PM Prachanda said he expected his visit to be fruitful in garnering Indian support for the peace process, economic development and constitution-making process.

He is set to address the summit on Thursday and will meet with the regional leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

PM Prachanda will return home on Friday.

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