Finance Minister Dr Mahat will hand over the official invitation to Modi tomorrow

KATHMANDU: Nepal is inviting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in the international donors' conference in the wake of devastating earthquake and its strong aftershocks, as a special guest. The conference is scheduled for June 25 in Kathmandu.

Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat will meet the Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi on Thursday and hand over Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's invitation to him, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Minister Mahat had left for India on Wednesday morning on a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley.

Meanwhile, Minister Dr Mahat held a meeting with Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at the latter's residence today. During the meeting, Dr Mahat acknowledged the support provided by India in the time of crisis during the meeting, a statement issued by Dr Mahat's Secretariat said.

Dr Mahat, on the occasion, urged India support India for reconstruction in Nepal

"Stating that the reconstruction process needs huge resources, Minister Dr Mahat expressed that Nepal has expected a great support from neighbour India," the statement said.

With support from national and international donors, the Minister said, the Nepal government performed rescue and relief operations at its best.

Nepal's Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya and senior officials of the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs were present at the meeting.

Besides Prime Minister Modi, Dr Mahat is scheduled to meet his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley tomorrow.