Nepal Foreign Affairs (Kathmandu, July 31) : Visiting Former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in New Delhi.
According to a press statement issued by the Indian Prime Minister’s Office, Deuba thanked the Prime Minister for India’s quick reaction and assistance in the aftermath of two powerful earthquakes in Nepal. Deuba also appreciated India’s pledge of US$ 1 billion announced at the donors’ conference in Kathmandu in June 2015.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is fully committed to supporting Nepal in the reconstruction effort, and commended the people of Nepal for their resilience in facing this grave tragedy,” read the press statement.
On the occasion, Deuba briefed Prime Minister Modi on the developments relating to adoption of a new Constitution in Nepal.
” Prime Minister Modi appreciated the recent progress and expressed hope that outstanding issues would be resolved at the earliest, so that the Constitution that is adopted enjoys the support of all sections of the society and helps build an inclusive, stable and prosperous Nepal,” the Indian PMO said.
Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Deuba, is on a five-day visit to the Southern neighbor at the invitation of the Indian government. He also met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Friday itself.