PM Modi on 2-day Nepal visit from today, to hold talks with Oli: Updates On the eve of his visit to Nepal, Modi said India would remain a steadfast partner of the Himalayan nation in its quest for growth and development. Catch all the Modi Nepal visitupdates here
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning left for a two-day state visit to Nepal. Ahead of the visit, Modi tweeted that the "visit reflects the high priority India attaches to friendly relations with Nepal". Further, Modi said that India would remain a steadfast partner of Nepal in its quest for growth and development. The prime minister is visiting the neighbouring country at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Oli. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Friday tweeted that Modi's Nepal visit would consolidate the principle of neighbourhood first and Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. He added that it would build on Prime Minister Oli's visit to India. The Nepalese Prime Minister was on a three-day visit to India in April this year, when the two sides signed a number of agreements, which were termed 'game-changing' by the MEA. According to news agencies, Nepal is all set to welcome Modi, for whom this will be a third tour to the Himalayan nation. "As Nepal enters a new era of consolidating the gains of a democracy and achieving economic growth, India remains a steadfast partner of the Nepal government to implement their vision of 'Samriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepali' (prosperous Nepal, happy Nepal)," tweeted Modi on the eve of his visit. According to officials, certain agreements were expected to be signed between the two leaders. Security has been tightened in the country and as many as 11,000 security personnel from both countries have been deployed for the visit.