Prime Minister Narendra Modi on two-day Nepal visit from May 11

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Nepal from May 11, his third visit to the Himalayan state since he took over the reins of the government in 2014, the Ministry of External Affairs said on May 4.
This is also the first high-level visit from India since the formation of the new government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Nepal, the MEA said in a statement.
Modi’s visit to Nepal comes a little more than a month after Prime Minister Oli visited India. Oli had invited Modi to his country.
During Oli’s visit, both sides had vowed to step up the overall engagement and take the relationship to newer heights on the basis of “equality, mutual trust and respect”.
Oli’s visit was seen as an attempt to repair Nepal’s ties with India. In 2016, Oli had publicly criticized India for allegedly interfering in Nepal’s internal matters and accused it of toppling his government.
After talks with Oli last month, Modi had said India would always stand by Nepal in its quest for all-round growth, asserting that deeper cooperation between the two neighbors would strengthen democracy in that country.

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