Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is set for a two-day official visit to Nepal, arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday. The purpose of his visit is to participate in the seventh meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission (JC), a diplomatic forum led by the foreign ministers of both nations.

Jaishankar will engage in discussions regarding the implementation of agreements reached during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s previous visit to India. Key topics on the agenda include the electricity trade agreement and India’s assistance through small aid projects in Nepal.

This meeting, hosted in Nepal at the country’s request, follows the sixth JC meeting held in New Delhi in January 2021.

During his stay in Kathmandu, Minister Jaishankar is expected to hold courtesy meetings with President Ram Chandra Paudel, Prime Minister Dahal, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.