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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur S On A Four-day State Visit That Marks His First Trip Abroad Since Assuming Office In June Was Accorded Ceremonial Reception At Rashtrapati Bhavan A Day After His Arrival. After Which Joint Statement Was Issued Between The Leaders In Delhi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 24 Aug 2017, 04:11:35 PM
PM Modi, Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba issue joint statement (Image: ANI)

New Delhi:

Nepal PM  Sher Bahadur is on a four-day state visit that marks his first trip abroad since assuming office in June was accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan a day after his arrival. After which joint statement was issued between the leaders in Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday recieved his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur at his residence. Nepal PM SB Deuba at Rashtrapati Bhavan said ' close neighbor, India helped Nepal in our development efforts, would request PM to support more' .

Here are the highlights:

# I appreciate PM Modi's 'Neighbourhood First' policy and approach of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas': Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba

# Deubaji told me that the land issue for Arun III has been resolved, I thank him for inviting me to Nepal for its inauguration

# Had a positive meeting reviewing the gamut of our partnership: PM Modi at joint statement with Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba

# Great honor that I have the opportunity to welcome Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba here

# MoUs being exchanged between India and Nepal

Earlier today, Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his wife Arzu Rana Deuba paid tributes at Rajghat in Delhi.

According to reports, the detailed talks between the two leaders on Thursday was unscheduled. "Happy to welcome Rt Hon Shri Sher Bahadur Deuba ji, PM of close & friendly neighbour Nepal. Look forward to more extensive talks tomorrow," PM Modi tweeted on Wednesday along with a photograph of the two.

It also includes National Planning Commission vice- chairman Swarnim Wagle and National Reconstruction Authority CEO Govinda Raj Pokharel, secretaries of various ministries and 21 lawmakers. Deuba is scheduled to visit Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Bodh Gaya in Bihar before returning to Nepal on Sunday.

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First Published : 24 Aug 2017, 02:18:04 PM