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Nepal, India review trade treaty

Senior officials from Nepal and India met in Pokhara to review the bilateral trade treaty between the two neighbours.
Feb 8, 2019
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POKHARA: Senior officials from Nepal and India met in Pokhara to review the bilateral trade treaty between the two neighbours.
 
The Indian delegation at the talks is led by Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Joint Secretary (South Asia), Department of Commerce, while Ravi Shankar Saiju, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies is leading the Nepalese delegation during the two day meeting which began on Thursday.
 
This is the second Nepal-India Joint Secretary-level meeting to review the trade treaty that was signed between the two countries in 2009.
 
During the two-day meeting, India will respond to Nepal's proposal of updating the bilateral treaty, which was submitted in their first meeting in New Delhi in August 2018, officials said.
 
Nepal has requested India to help reduce its increasing trade deficit through free access for its products in the Indian market, while creating a more favourable climate for enhancing trade and investments.

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