The purpose of the trip to Nepal is to strengthen long-standing ties: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that both sides are looking forward to reminiscing after their productive talks during his visit to India last month . Modi said that both sides are looking forward to reminiscing after their productive talks during his visit to India last month .

Indias links with Nepal are unmatched, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a statement on Sunday, a day ahead of his trip to Lumbini, the neighboring country, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.Modi said that both sides are looking forward to reminiscing after their productive talks during his visit to India last month.Modi said in his departure statement that the historic edifice of our close friendship is forged by the civilisational and human interactions between India and Nepal, which he said is the sole reason for our visit.Meeting is intended to honor and further deepen these historic ties that have been nurtured over centuries and recorded in our long tradition of intermingling, he said.On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, the prime minister will fly to Lumbini for On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti, the prime minister's fifth visit to Nepal since 2014.

At a press conference on Friday, the Nepalese Foreign Ministry stated that Modi and Deuba's visit to Lumbini would have a comprehensive agenda to extend cooperation in many areas, including hydropower, development, and connectivity.