Foreign ministers of India and Nepal have held a comprehensive review of all aspects of bilateral ties and explored ways to further strengthen cooperation in key areas of connectivity

India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) mentioned border management among several areas of cooperation that the two sides discussed in the meeting.

“The Joint Commission comprehensively reviewed all aspects of multifaceted cooperation between the two countries and explored ways to further strengthen the traditionally close and friendly ties,” the MEA said. “Both sides discussed several areas of cooperation including connectivity, economy and trade, power, oil and gas, water resources, political and security issues, border management, development partnership, tourism, culture, education and capacity building,” it added. The MEA said the “significant and concrete” progress made since the last JCM in taking forward several bilateral initiatives was also acknowledged.