Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli and PM Narendra Modi
Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli and PM Narendra Modi

Indian embassy's temporary office in Nepal to be shut down: MEA

ANI | Updated: May 22, 2018 08:57 IST

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Indian embassy's camp office in Nepal's Biratnagar will soon be shut down and re-located, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday.
During his visit to Nepal last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed this decision to Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli.
The Biratnagar camp office, according to the MEA, was opened in 2008 to deal with the situation arising out of devastating Koshi floods.
"The purpose for which this camp office was opened has been fulfilled. GoI (Government of India) had already decided to wind up the Camp Office and re-locate the personnel. This decision was conveyed by Prime Minister Modi to his Nepalese counterpart during his visit to Nepal last week. The PM of Nepal thanked PM (Narendra Modi) for informing him about this decision," MEA's official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
In 2008, Nepal allowed India to set up a temporary field office to issue passes for vehicles to ply Indian roads in the nearby regions after a 17 km stretch of the East-West highway was damaged due to Koshi floods, according to Kathmandu Post.
The office initially was set up in Sunsari. It was later shifted to Biratnagar. Currently, it is located at Malaya Road on the Koshi Highway. (ANI)