Nepal and India agree to continue discussions

Nepal and neighbouring India have agreed to continue discussions on bilateral matters in the future. In a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi this afternoon, they agreed in this regard.

On the occasion, PM Oli on behalf of the Government and people of Nepal and on his own, extended hearty congratulations on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of India to Prime Minister Modi and through him to the Government and people of India. He also expressed his best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of India. PM Oli appreciated his Indian counterpart Modi’s renewed priority to neighbourhood as spelt out in today’s Independence Day address.

He said that Nepal looked forward to meaningful bilateral cooperation, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday. The two Prime Ministers exchanged views on the latest efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and agreed to work together in this area. PM Oli highlighted the efforts of the Government of Nepal against the pandemic and to protect the lives of the people.

While underlining the need for early development of anti-COVID vaccine, PM Oli expressed hope that scientists around the world, including in India, would be able to develop it that will contribute to control and prevent the disease from spreading further.

He also congratulated PM Modi on India’s election to a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and expressed his best wishes for the successful discharge of this important responsibility.