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Kathmandu BIMSTEC Summit will consolidate progress: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he will be visiting Nepal for the two-day long BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu beginning August 30.

"I am confident that the Fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit will further consolidate the progress made thus far under BIMSTEC, and will chart the course for building a peaceful and prosperous Bay of Bengal Region," he said.

In a Facebook post, Modi wrote: "My participation in the Summit symbolises India's highest priority to our neighbourhood and our strong commitment to continue deepening our relationship with the extended neighbourhood in South-East Asia."

He further wrote: the Summit focuses on the theme ‘Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region.’

He will be interacting with various world leaders during the Summit. "On the margins of the BIMSTEC Summit, I will have the opportunity to interact with the leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand," he wrote.

"I also look forward to meeting Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli and reviewing the progress we have made in our bilateral ties since my last visit to Nepal in May 2018," Mr Modi said.

Prime Minister Oli and Modi will also inaugurate the Nepal Bharat Maitri Dharmashala at the Pashupatinath temple complex. (UNI)