KATHMANDU, Aug. 20 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi, who is visiting New Delhi as special envoy of the government, held a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday.
Modi congratulated Nidhi on assuming office as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal.
“The Prime Minister also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the new Government of Nepal, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’,” read a press release issued by the India PMO.
Minister Nidhi briefed Indian PM Modi about developments in Nepal especially government’s efforts to amend the new Constitution aiming at addressing genuine concerns of Madhes-based parties.
He also told Modi that the Madhes-based parties will soon join the government based on three-point understanding reached among Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre) and the Madhes-based parties just before the Dahal-led government’s arrival, according to a source privy to the meeting.
“Stating that the relations between India and Nepal were not merely between the two Governments, but between the people of both countries, the Prime Minister reiterated that India is committed to strengthening these traditional bonds of friendship and kinship with the people of Nepal,” the Indian PMO statement added.
Modi also said that India is fully committed to support the Government and the people of Nepal in the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts.
“The Prime Minister also conveyed an invitation to the Prime Minister of Nepal to visit India at his earliest convenience,” the statement said.
(Photo courtesy: Indian PMO)