Visit to Nepal 'historic', tweets PM Modi

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 12, 2018, 06:53 PM IST

PM Modi tweeted this image of himself with Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli. Photograph:(Twitter)

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PM Modi also said that talks with Nepalese PM KP Sharma Oli were 'productive'

Calling his visit to Nepal "historic" on Twitter, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a great opportunity to connect with the people of Nepal.

PM Modi also said that talks with Nepalese PM KP Sharma Oli were "productive".

"Talks with PM Oli were productive. New vigour has been added to India-Nepal relations through this visit. Gratitude to the people and Government of Nepal for their warmth," tweeted the Indian prime minister at the conclusion of his tour.

In a joint statement earlier in the day, the two Prime Ministers agreed to maintain the momentum generated by the visit by taking effective measures for the implementation of all the agreements and understandings reached in the past.

They also agreed that effective implementation of the bilateral initiatives in agriculture, railway linkages and inland waterways development, as agreed upon by the two sides during the recent visit of Prime Minister Oli to India, would have a transformational impact in these areas, the joint statement said.

The two leaders reiterated their resolve to work together to take bilateral relations to newer heights by strengthening ongoing cooperation in diverse spheres as well as expanding partnership for socio-economic development on the basis of the principles of equality, mutual trust, respect and mutual benefit, the statement said.

They emphasised the need for regular convening of bilateral mechanisms, including Nepal-India Joint Commission at Foreign/External Affairs Ministers level, to review the overall state of bilateral relations, and for the expeditious implementation of the economic and development cooperation projects.

The two leaders underscored the importance of regional and sub-regional cooperation under BIMSTEC, SAARC, and BBIN frameworks for forging meaningful cooperation in identified sectors.

Prime Minister Modi extended an invitation to Oli to pay a visit to India. Oli accepted the invitation. The dates will be finalised through diplomatic channels.