Kathmandu, Jan 4: Nepal will be exporting 10,000 megawatts power to India in the next ten years, a deal that Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal claims to be a major breakthrough in Nepal’s power trade.
An agreement to this effect was signed by the Energy Secretaries of two countries coinciding with the 7th meeting of Nepal-India joint commission that took place today.
Foreign Minister of Nepal, N P Saud and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar co-chaired the meeting that lasted more than three hours.
“We discussed various aspects of Nepal-India relations, under the thematic areas of economic relations, connectivity, trade & transit, power and water resources, education and culture and political matters among others,” said minister Saud via his social site ‘X’.
Prior to the meeting, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar called on President Ram Chandra Poudel and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.
Dr. Jaishankar who arrived earlier in the morning for the meeting will return home tomorrow.