Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kathmandu to attend the fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit. The Prime Minister was welcomed by Nepal’s Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel for the summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tweeted about his visit
Will be in Kathmandu on 30th and 31st August to take part in the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. The Summit focuses on the theme ‘Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region.’ Will be interacting with various world leaders during the Summit. https://t.co/ycGzDG85GN
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2018
The BIMSTEC summit, which is slated to be held from today to August 31, is the regional group of seven countries which lies near the Bay of Bengal. It includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
According to the sources, Prime Minister Modi is also expected to have a meeting with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of BIMSTEC Summit.
Prime Minister Modi will also be handing over the hospice built in the premise of the Pashupatinath in Indian aid to Nepal.