Modi, Nepal PM Oli flag off Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service

WION Web Team
Janakpur, Nepal Published: May 11, 2018, 12:09 PM(IST)

Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli shakes hands with PM Modi during a visit to the Janaki temple in Janakpur. Photograph:( AFP )

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After offering prayers at the temple, PM Modi met his Nepalese counterpart Oli inside the temple complex as the two leaders exchanged views on India-Nepal relations.

PM Modi arrived at Janakpur in Nepal today on a two-day visit and immediately travelled to Janaki temple to offer prayers.

This is Indian prime minister's third visit to the Himalayan kingdom since he came to power in 2014.

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After offering prayers at the temple, PM Modi met his Nepalese counterpart KP Oli inside the temple complex as the two leaders exchanged views on India-Nepal relations.

PM Modi and Nepalese PM Oli flagged off the Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service as the two countries sought to reset India-Nepal ties.

"I am happy that Nepal PM came all the way from Kathmandu," PM Modi said with prime minister Oli at his side.

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"I am honoured to visite Janaki temple," the Indian prime minister added.

During his visit, the Indian prime minister will push for development projects between the two countries.

"Ramayan circuit will boost tourism," the prime minister noted, adding, "this will act as a foundation for strong people-to-people contact between the two nations."

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