Ties with Nepal are unparalleled, looking to build on it: PM Modi ahead of visit to Buddha's birth place - South Asia Time

Ties with Nepal are unparalleled, looking to build on it: PM Modi ahead of visit to Buddha’s birth place

 May 15, 2022  

New Delhi (ANI): A day ahead of his Nepal visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he looks forward to meeting Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba again after their productive discussions during his visit to India last month and to build on  shared understanding in multiple areas, including in hydropower, development and connectivity.

In his Departure Statement, Prime Minister said he looks forward to offering prayers at the Mayadevi Temple on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti. “I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of millions of Indians to pay reverence at the sacred site of Lord Buddha’s birth.” “I also look forward to meeting Prime Minister Deuba again after our productive discussions during his visit to India last month. We will continue to build on our shared
understanding to expand cooperation in multiple areas, including in hydropower, development and connectivity,” he said.
Apart from visiting the holy Mayadevi Temple, he will be participating in “Shilanyas” ceremony of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone.

The Prime Minister will also be attending celebrations to mark the occasion of Buddha Jayanti organised by the Government of Nepal.