Nepalese PM conferred honourary degree at GB Pant Universitry

09 April, 2018, 04:37 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli receives a guard of honour at Rastrapati Bhavan in New Delhi India on Saturday

The months-long blockade had led to souring of the ties between the two countries.

India's interest lies in Nepal's stability, growth: President: INDIA is ready to expand cooperation as per "Nepal's priorities" and its interest lies in the neighbouring country's stability and economic growth, President Ram Nath Kovind said.

After the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan and the wreath laying ceremony at Rajghat on Saturday, the two sides held delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House.

The two leaders also jointly inaugurated the Integrated Check Post at Birgunj, after which it was handed over to Nepal.

In a joint statement with his Nepalese counterpart KP Oli, PM Modi said both nations have strong relations when it came to security. Download The for your English and other languages.

"Nepal and India are two sovereign countries and good friends". We have developed our friendship according to time with a goal to eradicate poverty, improve living standards. "A relationship that is cherished forever", Oli said.

During his earlier tenure, Oli sealed deals with Beijing in 2016 to use Chinese roads and ports, seeking to reduce Nepal's dependence on India for trade and transit.

India's PM Narendra Modi and his counter-part Oli agreed to give fresh momentum to bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector and chose to launch a new partnership in agriculture, it said. "Today, we have reviewed the progress in various such connectivity projects and agreed to expedite their implementation", PM Modi said. They are more developed and more advanced than us.

Oli earned considerable political capital as well as an anti-India image during his previous tenure as prime minister when he refused to relent to Indian pressure to amend Nepal's Constitution.

The two countries today chose to build a railway line that would connect Kathmandu and New Delhi.

In a joint address to the media with Oli, Modi hailed the Nepal Prime Minister's "vision for a prosperous Nepal" that is in sync with his vision of "sabka sath, sabka vikas" (development for all). "I have assured PM Oli that this will continue in the future as per Nepal's priorities", he added. He also extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to pay an early visit to Nepal, which Modi accepted. Then after that, PM Modi invited him to visit India while he congratulated him over the phone for his win.



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