Nepal PM describes India visit successful

September 18th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI  

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Kathmandu, Sept 18 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda described his India visit as successful today.

He was addressing a press conference at Tribhuvan International Airport on his arrival in Kathmandu today. The Prime Minister said his visit has laid the foundation for a new forward looking bilateral relationship by injecting new dynamism in tune with current political realities.

Prachanda said both the sides have agreed to review, adjust and update the 1950 Treaty of Friendship and other agreements.

He said the two countries have agreed to enhance cooperation in handling cross border crimes and security concerns. Prachanda said he had discussed with his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh the on going peace process, constitution writing and economic development and sought India s assistance.

He said Dr. Singh assured full assistance in Nepal s economic development. He described India s offer to build the 245 MW Naumure Hydro electric project as the climax of a new phase of relationship between the two countries with the establishment of a new democratic republic in Nepal .

While answering a question, Prachanda said captains of Indian industries have also expressed their desire to invest in Nepal .

The Prime Minister said he was also influenced by the development in IT sector during his visit to Bangalore, which he said, was aimed at getting first hand knowledge of new technology required for building a new Nepal. (ANI)

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