Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nepal from 11-12 May 2018 at the invitation of the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The two day visit that aimed to further cement people-centric partnership between India and Nepal on the basis of mutual benefit, goodwill and understanding, was third visit of the Prime Minister since taking office in 2014. The visit closely followed the State Visit of Prime Minister Oli to India in April 2018.
Together, the two countries have completed several bilateral connectivity and development projects in the last few years, and have initiated transformational projects for the benefit of the people. While in Nepal, the two leaders took forward their recent wide-ranging discussions in New Delhi on issues of mutual interest, to advance cooperative partnership across diverse sectors.
In addition to Kathmandu, the Prime Minister also visited Janakpur and Muktinath, the two pilgrimages which are a living testimony to the ancient cultural and religious India- Nepal ties. As Nepal enters a new era of consolidating gains of democracy and achieving rapid economic growth and development, India continues to remain a steadfast partner of Government of Nepal to implement its vision of ‘Samriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepali'.
Marking their second bilateral Summit in 2018, the two Prime Ministers held delegation level talks on 11 May 2018.
While reviewing the close and multifaceted relations between the two countries at different levels, the two leaders reiterated their resolve to work together to take bilateral relations to newer heights by strengthening ongoing cooperation in diverse spheres as well as expanding partnership for socio-economic development on the basis of the principles of equality, mutual trust, respect and mutual benefit.