New Delhi, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal for the fourth time later this month to attend the BIMSTEC conference in Kathmandu, the Indian envoy here has said.
Modi will also inaugurate a 400-bed ‘dharamshala’ built with Indian assistance at the Pashupatinath temple premises here during his visit, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri said yesterday.
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organisation comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.
The 4th BIMSTEC Summit will be held in Nepal from August 28 to 31.
Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said that India has shown the world how democracy and development can coexist for the betterment of the people.
"India, being the largest democracy, has shown to the world, how democracy and development can go together for the betterment of the people," the minister said at the programme organised by the Nepal-India Friendship Society on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.