Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

India, Nepal agree to boost trade ties, connectivity

India, Nepal agree to boost trade ties, connectivity

Prime Minister Oli had then expressed his desire for an early visit by Prime Minister Modi.

Also, Nepalese citizens working in India send remittances to their families in Nepal in higher denomination notes.

After wrapping up all rituals in Pashupatinath, PM Modi signed the visitor's book and was presented a miniature of the Pashupatinath temple by the authorities. "I will be holding extensive talks with PM Oli on ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation", PM Modi said in a tweet. "India stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Nepal", Modi had said. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said Kathmandu wasn't just the capital of one of India's neighbouring countries but was "an entire world in itself".

The Prime Minister also said that India would install a Bhabhatron radiation therapy machine in Kathmandu's cancer hospital. "I am confident that the relation between Nepal and India will continue to deepen and widen in the coming days", remarked Gyawali. "Gratitude to the people and Government of Nepal for their warmth", Mr Modi said.

During his two day visit, Modi visited three temples - Janki Temple, Muktinath Temple, and Pashupatinath Temple to strike the spiritual chord between India and Nepal.

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He said both sides agreed to be committed towards the stated projects.

The prime minister also inaugurated a Rs 6,000-crore Arun III project which was expected to generate 900 MW of power. He would leave for New Delhi in the evening to end his two-day visit to Nepal. PM Modi along with PM Oli jointly flagged off a bus service connecting Sita's birthplace Janakpur to Ayodhya.

After praying, he also greeted and interacted with people waiting at the temple premises.

The Indian leader described his visit as "that of a pilgrim rather than as a Prime Minister" and participated in the civic reception bestowed upon him by Janakpur Sub-Metropolitan City at the Rangabhumi Maidan.

He said the two sides can work on 5Ts - Tradition, Trade, Tourism, Technology and Transport.

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