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Nepali MPs to visit India on exchange programme

world Updated: Mar 03, 2012 00:10 IST
HT Correspondent

A team of 14 young parliamentarians from Nepal belonging to seven different parties will undertake an eight-day tour of India from Saturday as part of an exchange programme.

This will be the second visit by a delegation of young Constituent Assembly members from the Himalayan nation as part of an initiative by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

"The visit is in keeping with the tradition of long and deep association and friendship between parliamentarians of India and Nepal and will help continue that tradition with the newer generation of parliamentarians," said a statement issued by the Indian Embassy.

India and Nepal had agreed on regular exchange of parliamentary delegations in order for them to share experiences, exchange views on strengthening democratic norms and deepen bilateral relations.

During the visit, the Nepali MPs will call on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, meet senior politicians and MEA officials and also visit Agra and Bengaluru to see the Indian Institute of Management, WIPRO and Biocon campuses.