PM Modi, Nepal PM Deuba inaugurate cross-border train services

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PM Modi, Nepal PM Deuba inaugurate cross-border train services, On Saturday, PM Modi and Nepal’s Sher Bahadur Deuba jointly inaugurated cross-border passenger rail services between the two countries. After a delegates-level conference between the two leaders, train services between Jainagar, India, and Kurtha, Nepal, were inaugurated.

PM Modi said, “We also expressed agreement on more participation of Indian companies in Nepal’s hydropower development projects. It is a matter of happiness that Nepal is exporting its surplus power to India.

They also dedicated the Solu Corridor 132 KV power transmission line and substation in Nepal, which was developed with funds from the Indian government’s Line of Credit. Nepal has also joined the International Solar Alliance.

On Saturday, both leaders met at Hyderabad House in Delhi for a delegation-level meeting.

“Wide-ranging conversations on our multi-faceted collaboration are on the agenda,” said Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

Deuba paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi and lay a wreath at Raj Ghat before arriving at Hyderabad House.

S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister, met Deuba in Delhi on Friday. “I am convinced that this visit will improve our close neighbourly connections even further,” he stated.

Deuba had already paid a visit to the BJP’s headquarters and met with party chief J.P. Nadda.

The delegation that met Nadda included Deuba, his wife, and four Nepalese cabinet ministers. The meeting lasted approximately 30 minutes. At the BJP office, Nadda met with Nepal Prime Minister Deuba.

Following the meeting, Vijay Chauthaiwale, the chairman of the BJP’s abroad affairs department, revealed that Nepal Prime Minister Deuba, his wife, and four cabinet ministers had visited the BJP headquarters at Nadda’s invitation.

“The discussion was held in a very amicable atmosphere, and the BJP chief updated Nepal Prime Minister on the social services done by party activists during Covid,” Chauthaiwale said.

Deuba arrived in New Delhi on Friday for a three-day visit at Modi’s invitation.

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