Nepal and India share unique relationships: Ambassador Puri

KATHMANDU: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has said that Nepal and India share unique relationships since time immortal.

Speaking at an interaction programme organised in Kathmandu on Monday, on the eve of India's 71st Independence day, Indian ambassador to Nepal highlighted centuries old friendship shared by two neighboring countries.

He also termed the existing unique relationship between Nepal and India as divinely gifted precious thing.

"India always want Nepal to develop and prosper economically, we are always ready to help and co-operate in our capacity," Ambassador Puri clarified.

Indian envoy Puri said that all necessary arrangements have been made for the upcoming Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's five-day official visit to India starting from August 23-17.

PM Deuba is set to embark on his first official foreign visit after being elected to the executive head of Nepal through parliament voting.

"PM Deuba would hold discussions on hydro electricity projects, road, rail infrastructure developments and developing connectivity with his Indian counterpart and other high ranking officials," added Indian ambassador, "the visit would yield fruits to both sides,".

He further said that India would extend support to Nepal in undergoing construction of big projects and implementation of future projects.

"We would move ahead by cooperating each other in the days ahead," Ambassador Puri shared.

Ambassador Puri, referring to the inundation in the Terai region, he said two countries need to resolve these issues through dialogues.

Indian diplomat further said that the speculation about India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal has not been finalised yet. However, he reiterated that on the request of Nepal Government his visit would be finalised.

Meanwhile, he said that PM Modi might make a surprise visit to the Himalayan nation to lay a foundation stone of big project in the near future.