Nepal PM Dahal to go to India subsequent week, maintain talks with Modi By Reuters


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NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kumar Dahal will go to India subsequent week and maintain talks together with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to strengthen the traditionally deep ties between the 2 nations.

The go to will “additional strengthen the age-old, multifaceted, and cordial relations between Nepal and India,” Nepal’s international ministry stated in a press release on Saturday.

The journey shall be Dahal’s first official international journey since he was elected prime minister in December 2022. He has visited India 3 times earlier than as prime minister in earlier tenures.

Dahal, a 68-year-old former Maoist insurgent chief who goes by the title Prachanda, that means “fierce”, may also meet different senior Indian officers, together with President Droupadi Murmu.

As an indication of the robust ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu, Dahal’s go to follows the conference of Nepali prime ministers making New Delhi their first worldwide port of name after assuming the workplace.

The four-day go to will start on Could 31 and also will embrace visits to the temple city of Ujjain and Indore.

“The go to continues the custom of standard excessive stage exchanges between India and Nepal in furtherance of our ‘Neighbourhood First’ coverage. The bilateral relations between the 2 nations have considerably strengthened in the previous couple of years in all areas of cooperation,” India’s international ministry stated.

Modi has visited Nepal 5 occasions since changing into India’s prime minister in 2014, the final in Could 2022.

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