It is a great pleasure to visit this beautiful city of Kathmandu as part of my SAARC Yatra. My visit reflects the importance our Government and Prime Minister attach to our relations with Nepal. I hope to review progress achieved in our bilateral cooperation following the historic visits of PM Narendra Modi to Nepal last year.
I look forward to my discussions with Foreign Secretary Shankar Bairagi. It will be my privilege to call on the senior political leadership of Nepal and to interact with leaders of various political parties.
As part of her “Neighbourhood First” policy, India is committed to strengthen her multifaceted and mutually beneficial relationship with Nepal. We support the aspirations of the people of Nepal for peace, stability and prosperity.
(April 2, 2015)