1. India, Nepal Joint statement: PM Narendra Modi says relationship as old as Himalayas; offers all possible help

India, Nepal Joint statement: PM Narendra Modi says relationship as old as Himalayas; offers all possible help

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he discussed wide range of issues with Sher Bahadur Deuba that are important to both India and Nepal.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 24, 2017 2:49 PM
India, Nepal, PM Narendra Modi, Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba India and Nepal today also inked as many as eight pacts which included countering drug trafficking.

Speaking to reporters after his meeting with his Nepalese counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he discussed wide range of issues with Sher Bahadur Deuba that are important to both India and Nepal. Narendra Modi said that India will continue to play an important role in the development of the neighbouring country. Welcoming the Nepalese prime minister who is on a five-day visit to India, the prime minister said both of them had a positive meeting reviewing the gamut of the partnership between two nations. “Had a positive meeting reviewing the gamut of our partnership”, ANI quoted him as saying.

He added that both countries are working together in the field of energy, water resources, connectivity. The prime minister also expressed hope that both nations will continue to progress in areas that were discussed during his meeting with Nepalese PM today. Taling about the flood situation in Nepal, India has once again pledged all help to Nepal, he added.

On his part, Nepalese Prime Minister Bahadur Deuba thanked Narendra Modi for his government’s policy on Sabka saath sabka vikas approach and the policy of neighbour’s first. India and Nepal today also inked as many as eight pacts which included countering drug trafficking. Earlier both leaders had also Deuba inaugurate two cross-border power transmission lines in Nepal.

Earlier in the day, visiting Nepal Prime Minister was accorded ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital ahead of his talk with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Deuba, who is on a first visit to the country after becoming prime minister is on a four-day visit to India.

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