Friday, 16 September 2016

Exclusive interview with Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Hindi & English)

Posted by Anup Baral | September 16, 2016 :
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India wishes to see peace, stability and economic prosperity in Nepal. Speaking at a press meet held following bilateral talks with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Hyderabad House today, Prime Minister Modi said he was looking forward to joining hands for new and rich relations for the economic development of Nepal. He also said that he wished that the political parties in Nepal are able to address the voices to be represented in Nepal's constitution through the medium of dialogue. "I am confident that Nepal's leadership will hold necessary dialogue for the inclusion of all sides in the constitutio
Prime Minister Modi also expressed happiness over choosing India as Prime Minister Dahal's first foreign visit of his second term in office. Shedding light on the open border between the two countries, common culture and inter-relations, and the government-to-government and people-to-people relations, the Indian Prime Minister expressed the confidence that India would be a partner in Nepal's development projects. Sharing that agreement had been reached for a 150 million US dollar concessional loan for post-quake reconstruction and additional credit for expansion of roads in the Tarai of Nepal, he said India was ready to provide financial support and collaborate for all kinds of connectivity with Nepal. Collaboration shall also be held in Nepal's hydropower development, expansion of transmission line and production of ayurvedic medicines. Prime Minister Modi also noted that agreement was reached for regular monitoring and time-bound implementation of all the development projects being built with Indian assistance in Nepal.

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