Kathmandu, Aug. 5: Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey today informed the Legislature-Parliament about the two-day official visit to Nepal by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi that concluded on Monday. On the occasion, Minister Pandey said during the Indian PM’s visit, both sides agreed to work in a cordial way for the interests of both countries. Indian Prime Minister’s Nepal visit taken place with a hiatus of 17 years has been successful in consolidating the mutual ties, said the Foreign Minister. Indian PM Modi’s address in the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday was a historic one, he said.
The parliament was also informed that India would provide the soft loan of one billion US dollars to Nepal, discuss in series about the border problems, and assist in tourism development, including religious sites as Pashupati, Lumbini and Barahachhetra.Similarly, the government informed the parliament that Nepal and India will review and update the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship, direct the concerned bodies of both sides to manage border disputes, further strengthen the relations between the two countries and not to use the border against each other.