India, Nepal to build trust; announce joint initiatives in key areas

Nepal PM arrives on three-day visit

Nepal PM arrives on three-day visit

The two Prime Ministers agreed to give fresh momentum to bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector and chose to launch a New Partnership in Agriculture, said the statement. "So, we both agree that we have to move ahead with the hopes and expectations of a public-centered vision, the common goals of development, and the happiness and prosperity of the people of both the countries", Modi said in the media statement after the talks.

"We have agreed to expedite implementation of all connectivity projects. we have agreed on a new railway line to link Kathmandu with India", he said. The visit keeps up with the tradition of India-Nepal ties under which the prime minister always makes the first visit to India.

India on Saturday announced to upgrade road and cross-border rail and energy links with Nepal and develop inland waterways to provide sea connectivity to the landlocked country amid China's initiatives to provide connectivity links to the Himalayan State.

On security and open borders, Mr. Modi said: "We have strong relations when it comes to the aspect of security and are committed towards stopping misuse of our open borders".

A joint statement issued after the talks said Prime Minister Oli stated that his government attaches high importance to further strengthening friendly relations with India.

So when Modi and Oli push a button in New Delhi, that virtually lays the foundation stone of the $1.5 billion, 900 MW Arun III hydro-electric project in the Sankhuwasabha district of eastern Nepal, the Prime Minister's message of cooperation with Nepal will have a strategic caveat to it.

The Prime Ministers of India and Nepal have affirmed their resolve to promote cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

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In our meetings of yesterday and today, Prime Minister Oli ji gave me detailed information about his bold vision for the rapid economic development of Nepal and the creation of a happy and inclusive society.We also discussed how India can partner with Nepal to realize this vision. He added that he had invited Modi to visit Nepal "at the earliest convenient time". "Any treaty, any agreement, everything starts from friendship", he said.

"Friendship is very important". They (India and China) are more developed and advanced than us.

"We need to boost our relationship".

Oli and his wife Radika Shakya who are on a three-day visit to India paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, before driving to the President's house.

We are confident that under his wise leadership, Nepal will chart a new course of rapid socio-economic transformation for its people, he said.

Oli arrived here on Friday on his first foreign trip after he returned to power for a second term in February. The two countries would carry out the survey work in one year and then finalise funding modalities.

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