After holding talks over a whole array of bilateral relations and inaugurating a hydropower project in Kathmandu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a number of tweets hailing the ties between India and Nepal. From commending the Himalayan nation for successfully holding elections to lauding the historic and cultural ties between the two neighbours, Narendra Modi posted six tweets from his personal twitter handle after wrapping up the first day of his visit.
He first began by commending Nepal for successfully holding elections at all three levels: federal, provincial and local levels.
'I come to Nepal during a memorable period in the nation's journey. Nepal has successfully conducted elections at the federal, provincial as well as local levels. This will certainly lead to effective fulfilment of the aspirations of Nepal's citizens,' PM Modi tweeted.
Following the above tweet, he expressed India's commitment towards the economic development of Nepal.
'India stands firmly with our sisters and brothers of Nepal. We remain committed to doing everything that we can, which furthers the economic development of Nepal,' he tweeted.
'I come to Nepal during a memorable period in the nation's journey. Nepal has successfully conducted elections at the federal, provincial as well as local levels. This will certainly lead to effective fulfilment of the aspirations of Nepal's citizens,'
Further, giving details about the talks with his counterpart K.P. Oli, PM Modi, on Twitter, wrote: 'During my talks with PM Oli, we reviewed the full range of our bilateral ties and the ground covered since our last meeting in Delhi. Cooperation in boosting connectivity, through waterways and railways was actively discussed. There were also deliberations to improve trade ties.'
The two leaders also laid the foundation stone of Arun-III, a hydropower project in Kathmandu, yesterday.
In this regard, he tweeted: 'In a historic development, Prime Minister Oli and I had the honour of laying the foundation stone of the Arun-III project. This project manifests the strong bond between India and Nepal. It is a project which will have a transformative impact on Nepal's growth trajectory.'
In the fifth tweet, he mentioned the cultural linkages and expressed wish to see more pilgrims and tourists visiting the two countries.
'Cultural relations are at the core of India-Nepal friendship. PM Oli and I talked about ways to increase our cultural linkages, especially through the development of Ramayana and Buddhist tourist circuits. We want more pilgrims and tourists to visit each other's countries,' PM Modi tweeted.
He also met Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
This morning, Prime Minister Modi will head to Muktinath temple in Mustang district followed by prayers at Pashupatinath Temple in the capital.
After the visit to the temples, Prime Minister Modi is expected to engage with political leaders of various parties. He will attend the civic reception hosted by the mayor of Kathmandu and then depart for India on Saturday evening.
Prime Minister Modi arrived at the city of Janakpur in Nepal on Friday at about 10:45 am (local time).
He was received by Prime Minister Oli after which Prime Minister Modi performed puja at the Ram Janaki Temple and flagged off the shuttle bus service linking Janakpur and Ayodhya. Source: (ANI)