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INDIAN PM ARRIVING SUNDAY

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Kathmandu, Aug. 2: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is arriving here Sunday on a two-day official visit to Nepal.

The Indian Prime Minister is visiting Nepal at the invitation of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.

In course of the visit, the Indian PM would be meeting separately with President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Speaker Subas Nembang, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, the top leaders of different political parties and the industrialists and businessmen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.

Also on Sunday afternoon, the delegations of both countries would be holding talks on various issues of Nepal-India ties. The Indian Premier is scheduled address the Legislature-Parliament the same day. Prime Minister Koirala would be hosting a dinner in honour of the visiting Indian dignitary on Sunday.

The government says all necessary preparations have been completed for making the Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit successful.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the confidence that the visit by the Indian Prime Minister after 17 years would further help strengthen the traditional, close and cordial ties subsisting between Nepal and India and also enhance bilateral cooperation.

The Indian Prime Minister’s delegation would comprise 70 to 75 officials and as many as 25 to 27 senior officials from both countries would participate in the bilateral talks. The Indian delegation includes the national Security Advisor and the Secretaries and Joint Secretaries of different ministries.

Prime Minister Koirala had invited his Indian counterpart to visit Nepal in course of attending the latter’s swearing-in ceremony some three months back in New Delhi, India.