PM Modi and Nepalese PM Prachanda discuss strengthening India-Nepal friendshiptext_fields
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a phone conversation with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' to discuss various aspects of India-Nepal cooperation and reinforce the strong bonds of friendship between the two nations.
This telephone on Saturday exchange continues the tradition of high-level exchanges between India and Nepal.
During the conversation, the two leaders reviewed the bilateral cooperation between the countries and followed up on the discussions held during Prime Minister Prachanda's recent visit to India from May 31 to June 3, 2023. The purpose was to further advance the bilateral partnership and enhance the profound friendship shared between India and Nepal.
The Prime Minister's Office issued a statement affirming Nepal's significance as a close and friendly neighbor and a key partner in India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy is focused on strengthening ties with neighboring countries and promoting regional cooperation. Nepal has been an important partner in this endeavor, and both nations have a history of high-level engagements to foster mutual understanding and cooperation.
Prime Minister Prachanda's recent visit to India highlighted the commitment of both countries to working together on various fronts, including economic, cultural, and strategic aspects. The phone conversation between PM Modi and Prachanda serves to build on the discussions held during the visit and further strengthen the Indo-Nepal friendship.
The dialogue between the leaders underscores the significance of maintaining robust communication channels and addressing issues of mutual interest. India and Nepal share deep historical, cultural, and people-to-people ties, making the bilateral relationship crucial for both nations' development and regional stability.
As neighboring countries, India and Nepal recognise the importance of cooperation in addressing common challenges and exploring opportunities for mutual growth and prosperity.
The regular interactions between the leaders of India and Nepal reflect the strong commitment to maintaining open lines of communication and building on the foundations of cooperation that exist between the two countries. The relationship between India and Nepal continues to be an essential pillar of regional stability and progress.