PM Dahal arrives in GOA

Posted on: October 15, 2016 | views: 232

Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal has urged the Bhutanese government to create a conducive environment for the solving of the problem of Bhutense refugee.

In the meeting between the PM Dahal and his Bhutnese counterpart Tshering Topgay at the sidelines of BRICS-BIMSTEC summit, PM Dahal urged the Bhutnese PM to address the aspiration of the refugees who want to return back to Bhutan.

PM Dahal also held discussion with Bhutnese PM Topgay regarding the halted SAARC Summit.

Meanwhile, the meeting between PM Puspa Kamal Dahal and Chinese President Xi Jinping is underway. 

Earlier, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal reached Goa via New Delhi on a Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) aircraft to take part in the eighth BRICS Summit.

The PM reached there with an 18-member Nepali delegation to the Summit. He was greeted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi by Nepali Chargé d'affaires, Krishna Prasad Dhakal, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar and Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae.

During his stay, PM Dahal is scheduled to meet with Indian PM Narendra Modi tomorrow.

PM Dahal will be addressing the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit and the heads of state/government of member states.

The Summit is expected to deliberate on institutionalizing BRICS, implementing the past agreements, integrating BRICS mechanism, searching for new avenues of cooperation and continuing institutional activities.

PM Dahal will also hold separate bilateral talks with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, Sri Lanak President, Maithripala Sirisena, South African President, Jacob Zuma,  and Brazilian President, Michel Temer on the sidelines of the Summit.

Meanwhile, India and Russia signed billions of dollars of defense and energy deals  at BRICS summit that sought to inject new life into a relationship that has been tested by shifting global alliances and conflict in the Middle East.

Under the biggest agreement, a group led by Russian state oil major Rosneft said it would pay $12.9 billion for a controlling stake in both India's Essar Oil and port facilities that it owns.

The countries, which had strong ties during the Cold War, announced plans for a joint venture to build helicopters in India. New Delhi said it would also buy surface-to-air missile systems and stealth frigates from Moscow.

Indain PM Modi said that his views were aligned with Russia Putin's on the unstable situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East, where Moscow is at odds with the West in the five-year-old civil war in Syria that has killed hundreds of thousands.More than 150 countries have reached a deal described as "monumental" to phase out gases that are making global warming worse.