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Indian official to discuss power plants in Nepal

Indian foreign minister arrives in Nepal for discussions on building power plants, other trade

Indian official to discuss power plants in Nepal

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- India's foreign minister has arrived in Nepal for talks about building power plants and other trade between the South Asian nations.

The delegation led by Sushma Swaraj will attend a Joint Commission meeting in Katmandu on Saturday.

The visit by the highest-level official since a new government was elected in India in May is important for Nepal as much larger India has a major influence over both the economy and politics in the Himalayan nation.

Swaraj is also expected to formally announce a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal next month.