In an unscheduled meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at his New Delhi's official residence.
After a brief meeting with his Nepalese counterpart, PM Modi tweeted, ''Happy to welcome Rt Hon Shri Sher Bahadur Deuba ji, PM of close & friendly neighbour Nepal Look forward to more extensive talks tomorrow.''
Delhi: Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba met PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/8x0GGYc7Qn— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2017
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday arrived in New Delhi beginning his 5-day visit to India. He was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
The prime minister's delegation comprises four ministers, 12 lawmakers from various political parties and nine secretaries. A separate business delegation is also accompanying him.
Deuba's wife Dr Arzu Rana Deuba, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Tourism Minister Jitendra Dev and Commerce Minister Meen Bishwakarma are also in the delegation.
Deuba is scheduled to address Indian business community in New Delhi today. He will also attend the ceremonial reception and inspect the Guard of Honor at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday.
Deuba will hold an official meeting with Modi. Deuba is scheduled to visit Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Bodh Gaya in Bihar before returning to Nepal on Sunday.