Modi in Nepal to participate in BIMSTEC summit


New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC ( Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) summit in Kathmandu.

The BIMSTEC is an international organisation of seven nations of South Asia and South East Asia. Its members are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal.

In a statement before leaving for Nepal, Modi said he will interact with the leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand on the margins of the summit.

“I also look forward to meeting Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli and reviewing the progress we have made in our bilateral ties since my last visit to Nepal in May 2018,” he said.

Further adding he said, ” My participation in the summit symbolises India’s highest priority to our neighbourhood and our strong commitment to continue deepening our relationship with the extended neighbourhood in South-East Asia,” he said.