Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj recently held a meeting with Nepali business tycoon Binod Chaudhary at House of the Parliament in Indian Capital, New Delhi. Minister Swaraj is learnt to have talked about bilateral relations between Nepal and India.
The Indian minister met Chaudhary ahead of her official visit to Nepal scheduled to begin from July 25. She will lead an Indian delegation for the third Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting to be held on July 26-27.
Minister Swaraj, during her meeting with Chaudhary, wanted to know about the expectations of the Nepali entrepreneurs and private sector for assistance from India.
"If India assists Nepal in the construction of 800 MW hydropower project, this gift would play a significant role in strengthening Nepal-India friendship,” Chaudhary told the Indian minister.
According to a press statement released by BJP headquarters, Chaudhary stressed on the need to create job opportunities in Nepal so as to reduce the daily outflow of over 1500 youths to foreign countries in search of employment.
"Indian assistance is expected to establish the major eastern and western border points into business corridors,” said Chaudhary.