Newly appointed Indian envoy calls on Nepal PM

By Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar.30 (ANI): Manjeev Singh Puri, newly appointed Ambassador of India to Nepal, called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday morning at his official Baluwatar residence and held talks on issues pertaining Indo-Nepal relations.

During the meeting Nepal Prime Minister Dahal wished the ambassador a successful tenure, the Prime Minister's secretariat said in a statement.

Puri also expressed his happiness over coming to Nepal and promised to play a pivotal role in improving relations between the two countries on the basis of mutual understanding.

Puri has succeeded Ranjit Rae as India's 24th Ambassador to Nepal. He arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Prime Minister Dahal returned to Nepal on Wednesday after undertaking a weeklong visit to China. (ANI)