1:31 pm: We have agreed to show case our shared Buddhist heritage and focus on the development of Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine, PM Narendra Modi

1:30 pm: We agreed to push for speedy and successful implementation of ongoing hydropower projects, developments and operationalization of transmission lines, says PM Modi

1:28 pm: Continued cooperation between our defence and security agencies is important to guard our open borders that provide opportunities for interaction to our people, says PM

1:27 pm:

1:26 pm: As immediate neighbours & close friendly nations, peace, stability of Nepal is our shared objective: PM Modi

1:25 pm: Our friendship is time-tested & unique.We share our burden during difficult times,just as we celebrate each other’s achievements: PM Modi

1:21 pm: Today is a significant day in history of our friendship: PM Modi at the joint press statement

1:20 pm: PM Modi signed various agreements with Nepalese Couterpart in Delhi.

Delhi: Exchange of agreements between India and Nepal pic.twitter.com/yGPHoNjzhD

"Reviewing the full spectrum of #IndiaNepal relations. Both PMs lead delegation level talks at Hyderabad House," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Some agreements are expected to be signed following the talks. Prachanda arrived on Thursday on a four-day visit to India.

The new Maoist-led government in Nepal assumed power early last month after the ouster of KP Sharma Oli as Prime Minister.

Earlier on Friday, Prachanda was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Following this, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Apart from Sushma Swaraj, Prachanda is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal later in the day before calling on President Pranab Mukherjee. He will also attend a joint business event organised by Assocham in the evening.

In an interview with state broadcaster Doordarshan, Prachanda said that the Nepal-India relationship was a unique one and that his visit was aimed at building ‘trust and confidence’ between the two sides.
Prachanda is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day following which some agreements are expected to be signed between the two sides.

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