Narendra Modi, arrives in Kathmandu to attend BIMSTEC

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NEW DELHII: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Nepal. He was received at the airport by the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Nepal Ishwor Pokharel.

The Prime Minister landed in Kathmandu a short while ago. He will be taking part in the Bimstec Summit being held in the city,” Modi’s office tweeted around 9 a.m.

Ahead of his departure, Modi on Wednesday Modi 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 Southeast Asia,”

Nepal Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel received Modi at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The Indian leader, who is on his fourth visit to Nepal, was also given a guard of honour.

BIMSTEC consists of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,  Myanmar Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, seven countries which lie near the Bay of Bengal.

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