PM expresses concern over Kosi River Blockage in Nepal

File photo: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the blockage on the River Kosi in Nepal and has directed that all possible help should be provided to the Bihar Government and Nepal.

In a statement prior to his 2-day departure for Nepal, Mr Modi said, “The India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting chaired by our respective Foreign Ministers also met recently after a long gap of 23 years and reviewed the entire gamut of our bilateral relations and cooperation with a focus on economic relations, trade and connectivity.”

During my visit, India will seek change on the entire gamut of bilateral relations. “As a close friend and neighbour, we have had the privilege of being a leading partner in Nepal`s socio-economic development. We are committed to continuing our support to Nepal in its development efforts. Our ongoing major projects for development of border infrastructure will usher in economic prosperity to people living on both sides of the border and also enhance connectivity. During the visit, we will explore the ways to further strengthen our development cooperation,” he said.

The prime minister will hold discussions with the Nepalese leadership to further strengthen people-to-people contacts, and on measures to connect lives across the open borders more seamlessly, particularly among the youth.

“I hope my visit will open a new chapter in India -Nepal relations, characterized by more frequent political engagement and closer cooperation across the full spectrum of our extraordinarily broad-based relations, which will serve as a model and catalyst for South Asian partnership for prosperity,” Modi said in the statement.

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