Modi calls up Koirala, urges all Nepali stakeholders to eschew violence and maintain social harmony

KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in the violence in Kailali of far-western Nepal. He called up his Nepali counterpart, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and the people of Nepal.

The Indian Prime Minister also expressed concern that political and social instability would seriously compound the tragedy caused by the recent earthquake in Nepal, according to a statement issued by External Affairs Ministry of India.

He also called for exercise of restraint and restoration of peace and order and appealed to the government, all political parties and the people of Nepal to eschew violence and maintain social harmony.

During his conversation, Modi lauded the historic progress that Nepal had made in the peace process and drafting its Constitution.

“He reiterated the message that the political leadership of Nepal should resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue between all political parties and through the process of widest possible consultation, including with the public, so as to strengthen the climate of trust and confidence across and between all sections of society, and arrive at solutions that reflect the will and accommodate the aspirations of all citizens of a richly diverse society within a united, peaceful, stable and prosperous Nepal,” read the statement issued by MEA of India.

The Indian Prime Minister also conveyed that, as a neighbor, India would do all it can for security in Nepal.

He also assured Prime Minister Koirala that India’s one and only desire was to see the emergence of a peaceful, secure, stable, democratic and prosperous Nepal, which draws strength from its rich social diversity, enormous resources and extraordinary talent. India, he reiterated, will continue to provide all support to Nepal, in accordance with the wishes and priorities of the people of Nepal, to achieve that goal.


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