Nepal Foreign Affairs (Kathmandu Aug 15) :
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has extended warmest greetings to his Indian counterpart Narenda Modi for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the people of India, on Friday.
In his statement to Modi on the occasion of the 69th Independence Day of India,, Prime Minister Koirala said,” The Independence of India in 1947 has been a landmark event of the twentieth century. This day heralded the beginning of liberation and freedom from the yoke of colonialism and subjugation for many countries and peoples in Asia and Africa, and enabled them to join the comity of nations. The association of our leader B. P. Koirala with the Indian Independence Movement demonstrates our common commitment to the noble cause of independence and self-dignity. Historic relations between Nepal-India remain firm and unassailable based on this foundation.”
He further added, “These relations have been nurtured by vision and commitment of leaders in both countries and gained new heights. The Government and people of Nepal deeply cherish the visits you undertook last year. The visits have immensely contributed in further strengthening the traditionally warm, close and friendly ties between our two countries and peoples. I firmly believe that we should maintain the momentum generated by your historic visits to mutual benefit of our peoples and work together for promoting peace, stability, and development in the region and beyond.”
Prime Minister Koirala has said that the spirit of the Independence Day, coupled with the dynamic leadership of Modi will further inspire the people of India to achieve even higher level of progress and prosperity in the days ahead.
“The people of Nepal rejoice in the achievements of India in various fields as the largest democracy and one of the rapidly emerging economic powerhouses of the twenty-first century,” he said.
Prime Minister Koirala thanked Prime Minister Modi for the continued support on constitution writing process of Nepal, where all major political parties are working together for the democratic constitution that will be promulgated through the Constituent Assembly which will strengthen the foundations of constitutionalism and the rule of law in the country.