Indian Home Minister arrives

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Sep 18, 2014-

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday to attend the sixth meeting of the Saarc Ministers of Interior/Home that will begin on Friday.

Singh met Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam and leaders from Nepalese Congress upon his arrival. During his meetings with the Nepali leaders, Singh emphasised on strengthening the ties between the two countries that are intrinsically linked by various factors, the statement issued by the Indian Embassy said. Stating that there was enormous goodwill for Nepal in India, Singh assured the leadership of Nepal that both the countries will work to achieve peace, stability and prosperity in Nepal.

He appreciated the efforts of the Nepal government in dealing with trans-border crimes and underlined the need for more focused effort to control the activities of criminal elements, terrorists and other India’s insurgent groups along the Indo- Nepal border. Singh also promised full support to the Nepal government for strengthening the capability of the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force.  

The Indian home minister also underlined the need for construction of missing border pillars and expressed hope that the Surveyor Generals of both the countries who are meeting in Kathmandu will reach a consensus on disputed areas. Home Minister Gautam informed his Indian counterpart that the Nepal government has taken several steps to check cross-border crimes and assured latter. The Indian home minister is scheduled to meet President Ram Baran Yadav and the leaders from CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhes-based political parties on Friday.

Published: 19-09-2014 09:21

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