On Thursday, President Droupadi Murmu said that India prioritizes Nepal and reaffirmed India’s commitment to strengthening its development collaboration with the neighboring country, particularly the swift completion of crucial projects.
At the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Murmu welcomed Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, commonly known as “Prachanda,” and said that recent years have seen a growth in bilateral collaboration between the two countries.
She emphasized that “trade between the two countries was maintained even during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar had a visit from Prime Minister Prachanda at his official house in this city.
The Vice President’s Secretariat posted images of the meeting on Twitter and said, “Age-old cultural ties between India and Nepal continue to be the bedrock of our relationship as we make good progress in other areas of our engagement.”
Murmu said that the open border between India and Nepal has boosted tourism on both sides of the border during her meeting with the prime minister of the neighboring nation.
She also emphasized the need of reviving the spiritual tourism industry in order to encourage intercultural exchange and travel.
Murmu said that Nepal is a priority for India and that sister-city agreements and better financial links may help increase travel between the two nations.
According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué, the President said that India looks forward to advancing their development collaboration, particularly the quick completion of significant projects.
According to the report, Murmu also gave Prachanda his congratulations on becoming prime minister of Nepal.
According to her, the nation anticipates a constructive agenda in India-Nepal bilateral relations to elevate the long-standing cooperation to new heights given his previous ties to India and expertise.
In addition, President Murmu stated his belief that this visit will further solidify the already close ties between the two nations.
On Wednesday afternoon, Prachanda began a four-day tour to Delhi.