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PM Modi meets Nepalese counterpart to discuss economic, trade ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit

india Updated: Sep 01, 2018 00:06 IST
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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli, at the inaugural session of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, August 30, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI) (PTI8_30_2018_000251B)(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit here and they held a detailed review on all aspects of the bilateral relationship including ways to further deepen economic and trade ties.

This was the third meeting between the two leaders this year. They met earlier during Oli’s visit to India in April and the subsequent visit of Prime Minister Modi to Nepal in May.

“Our deliberations were wide-ranging, covering multiple aspects of India-Nepal relations,” Prime Minister Modi said after the meeting.

“We discussed ways to further deepen our economic, trade and cultural ties. Enhancing connectivity between our nations was discussed as well,” he added.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the two leaders held a detailed review on all aspects of the bilateral relationship.

The two leaders had a “warm meeting”, Kumar added.

Prime Minister Modi had a series of bilateral meetings, including discussions with his counterparts from Thailand and Bangladesh, on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit here.

He also held talks with presidents of Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional grouping comprising India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. The grouping accounts for 22 per cent of the global population, and has a combined gross domestic product of USD 2.8 trillion.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 17:37 IST