Modi meets Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli as 4th BIMSTEC Summit concludes in Kathmandu

31 August 2018, 04:44 PM
Modi meets Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli as 4th BIMSTEC Summit concludes in Kathmandu (Photo Source: Twitter)
Modi meets Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli as 4th BIMSTEC Summit concludes in Kathmandu (Photo Source: Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Nepal, on Thursday posed for a group photograph with BIMSTEC leaders in Kathmandu. PM Modi is in the capital city of Nepal in the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, which includes seven neighbouring countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand lying near the Bay of Bengal.

Here are the live updates on day two of PM Modi's Nepal visit:

#04:00 pm: The 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Nepal concludes.

#03:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu.

# 01:30 pm: President Win Myint of Myanmar and PM Modi met on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu. They had productive discussions on accelerating cooperation between India and Myanmar.

# 12:57 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor of the Interim Government of Bhutan today, on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu. Their discussions will add great vigour to India-Bhutan relations.

# 12:45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BIMSTEC leaders take part in the signing ceremony of BIMSTEC convention, adoption of Kathmandu Declaration and handing over of BIMSTEC chairmanship.

# 10:26 am: The Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayuth Chan-ocha and PM Narendra Modi held productive talks in Kathmandu. Their discussions focussed on strengthening bilateral cooperation between India and Thailand.

# 09:01 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BIMSTEC leaders pose for a group photograph in Kathmandu.

Earlier on Thursday, Modi, who took part at the inaugural session of the BIMSTEC Summit was warmly received by Ishwar Pokhrel, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Nepal, on his arrival at the airport in Kathmandu. The prime minister was accorded a red-carpet welcome.

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Besides that, Modi also met his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and other BIMSTEC leaders to review the entire gamut of bilateral ties, including ways to boost economic and cultural cooperation.

On day 2, the Summit will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the setting up of BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection, which will pave the way for buying and selling electricity among the member states once the cross-country energy grids are put in place.

The summit is taking place amid tight security with around 17,000 security personnel being deployed across Kathmandu.

The government has also introduced odd and even number of vehicles to ply on the road for easing traffic effective from August 29 to 31. Educational institutions will remain closed for three days starting from August 29 keeping in view the traffic problem.

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The government has not allowed media persons, except a few belonging to the state-run Nepal Television, at the main venue of 4th BIMSTEC Summit.

First Published: Friday, August 31, 2018 09:28 AM
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