PM Prachanda for restoring direct flights between Russia and Nepal


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has emphasized the need to restore direct flights between Russia and Nepal.

In an interview with the Russian news agency, TASS, published today, PM Prachanda also said that Nepal was interested in Nepal-Russia cooperation in large-scale development projects, particularly hydro projects, and the education sector.

Characterizing Nepal-Russia relations as that of mutual understanding and good partnership at different levels as evidenced by Russia's 'great assistance in creating infrastructure and modernizing agriculture and in other areas, both during the Soviet period and later,' PM Prachanda viewed that 'there are no problems between our countries'.

"But we are very concerned about the not yet fully realized potential of economic partnership and transport connectivity. This really worries us," PM Prachanda said, pointing out the need for greater 'economic cooperation, interaction in education, agriculture, and infrastructure projects'.

Referring to his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the BRICS Summit in Goa, India in 2016, PM Prachanda said he would be delighted to welcome Russian President Putin in Nepal.

How did you feel after reading this news?