PM Modi in Lumbini: India, Nepal to sign five agreements

Kathmandu [Nepal]: India and Nepal will be signing five Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lumbini on Monday.

” In presence of prime ministers of the two nations, 5 MoU’s will be signed which will deepen the century-old traditional as well as cultural ties,” according to a source inside Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Kathmandu University and also the Indian Institute of Technology Madras will also sign two MoUs, the resource stated. The Prime Minister is set up to arrive in Lumbini at 10:40 am (NST) on an Indian Air force helicopter on Monday.

He will reach Lumbini on the occasion of celebration of Buddha Jayanti to hold bilateral talks with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Sher Bahadur Deuba, his partner Arzu Rana Deuba, Council of Ministers will receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport built near the Lumbini International Buddhist Reflection Center and Assembly Hall.

Upon arrival, he will certainly pray at Mayadevi temple at 11 am as well as take part in Bhumi Pooja at 11:30. After that, he will meet with PM Deuba as well as Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka from 12:20 to 12:40 pm. He will also engage with various delegations afterwards.

At 1:30, Deuba will host lunch for Prime Minister Modi. The lunch will certainly be followed by PM Modi’s conference with eminent people of Nepal.

PM Modi will participate in Buddha Jayanti events from 3:30 pm onwards and is scheduled to fly back to Delhi at around 5 pm.

His entourage will consist of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, couple of joint-secretaries and also others officials.

Previously in 2014, Prime Minister Modi visited Nepal two times on different occasions  and also two times in 2018.

During the last check out to Nepal in May of 2018, PM Modi had visited Janakpur as well as Muktinath, one of the revered religious as well as social sites of Nepal.

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