Indian Prime Minister Modi : Nepal-India ties will expand in diverse sectors

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 19 September 2017) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  has expressed confidence that the bilateral ties between Nepal and India will continue to expand in diverse sectors.

In his message to Prime Minister Deuba on constitution day, the Indian PM said the two neighbours have longstanding ties of friendship, underpinned by strong people-to-people connections.

”The bilateral ties, based on the foundation of deep-rooted historical and cultural contacts, will continue to expand in diverse sectors and a close development cooperation will bring socio-economic transformation of the lives of the two peoples.” reads the message.

Referring to the state visit to India by PM Deuba last month, Modi said the visit had provided further impetus to the multifaceted bilateral engagement.

The message further reads, “As a close friend and neighbour, India remains steadfast in its support to the people and government of Nepal in their national efforts to achieve peace, stability and development”.

In his message, Indian President Kovind said India-Nepal bilateral relationship is unique, time tested and multifaceted, which is “steeped in our strong cultural ties and civilisational bonds”, a Foreign Ministry statement reads.

Kovind stressed that bilateral partnership was expanding to new and diverse fields for mutual benefit. “India remains committed to working together with the people and government of Nepal in advancing its close and friendly ties and for the well-being of the people of our two countries,” read the message.

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