Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in a joint address with PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said
“The relation between Nepal and India is age-old and multifaceted. These relations stand built on a solid foundation on one hand by the rich tradition of Civilisational, cultural and socio-economic linkage. A nd on the other by the two countries’ firm commitment to the time-tested principle of sovereign equality, mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation,” the Nepal Prime Minister said.
“Today we made an extensive review of the progress in our relation and renewed our commitment to further strengthen this relation and cooperation,” he added.
Appreciating PM Modi‘s ‘Neighbourhood first’ policy, he said they discussed wide-ranging matters. This includes “trade transit investment, hydropower development, power trade irrigation, agriculture, connectivity. Also, year-long entry routes, Railways, Bridge, transmission line, expansion of Petroleum pipeline, construction of integrated check posts. As well as cultural and people to people contact.”
The remarks come after the exchange of agreements between India and Nepal in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. They jointly set into motion the construction of several infrastructure projects after their talks.