On the occasion of the National Day of Nepal, The Rt. Hon. President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, and The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba have received separate messages of felicitations from His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President and His Excellency Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India respectively.
In his message to the President of Nepal, the President of India has stated that India-Nepal bilateral relationship is unique, time tested and multifaceted, which is steeped in our strong cultural ties and civilizational bonds. He has further mentioned that bilateral partnership is expanding to new and diverse fields for our mutual benefit. “India remains committed to working together with the people and the Government of Nepal in advancing its close and friendly ties and for the well-being of the people of our two countries”, reads the message.
Likewise, in his message to the Prime Minister of Nepal,the Prime Minister of India has stated that India and Nepal have long-standing ties of friendship, underpinned by strong people to people connections. Prime Minister Modi has expressed confidence that the bilateral ties, based on the foundation of deep-rooted historical and cultural contacts, will continue to expand in diverse sectors and the close development cooperation will bring socio-economic transformation of the lives of the two peoples. While referring to the State Visit to India of Prime Minister Deuba last month, Prime Minister Modi has stated that same has provided further impetus to the multifaceted bilateral engagement. The message further reads, “As a close friend and neighbor, India remains steadfast in its support to the people and Government of Nepal in their national efforts to achieve peace, stability and development”.
Similarly, The Rt. Hon. President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari and The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba have received separate messages of felicitations from His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Maldives, on the occasion of the National Day of Nepal. In his messages, the Maldivian President has stated that the cordial relations between the Maldives and Nepal will go from strength to strength for the mutual benefit of the peoples of two countries and the SAARC region.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Nepal
18 September 2017