PM Modi signs 7 agreement with Nepalese counterpart

India and Nepal today signed seven agreements in the fields including trade and commerce, cross-border petroleum pipeline, development of Integrated Check Posts, hydroelectric projects and payment mechanisms. The agreements were signed after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda in New Delhi. During the deliberations, both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to boosting the Indo-Nepal relationship in areas of the economy, energy, infrastructure, education and people-to-people contacts.

Both Prime Ministers jointly flagged off the Indian Railway cargo train from Bathnaha to Nepal Customs yard. They also inaugurated an integrated Check Post between Rupaidiha-Nepalgunj and Sunauli-Bhairahawa. They also laid the foundation stone of the Motihari-Amlekhguj Oil Pipeline - Phase 2 project. The two leaders also initiated the construction work of the Gorakhpur-New Butwal sub- station 400 kv cross-border transmission line.

In his address, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda lauded India's economic and developmental transformation under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, the relationship between India and Nepal is age-old and multifaceted.

The visiting Nepalese Prime Minister called on Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar this evening. He will also call on President Droupadi Murmu. This morning, the Nepal Prime Minister visited Rajghat and paid his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.   

 The Prime Minister of Nepal arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a four-day official visit to India. This is his first bilateral visit abroad after assuming office in December last year. The visit continues the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between India and Nepal in furtherance of India's Neighbourhood First policy. India-Nepal bilateral relations have significantly strengthened in the last few years in all areas of cooperation. The visit of the Nepalese Prime Minister underscores the importance given by both sides to adding further momentum to the bilateral partnership. Mr Prachanda will visit Ujjain and Indore tomorrow.

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