Neighbors first – India, Nepal PMs to meet in New York at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart Sushil Koirala will be meeting in New York on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This will be the third meeting between Koirala and Modi. The first was held in New Delhi on May 27, the next day of Modi’s swearing-in. The duo met again in the first week of August when the Indian PM visited Kathmandu.

A senior Foreign Ministry official said, Koirala and Modi will discuss the latest developments particularly in the energy sector. The two sides recently clinched two energy-related pacts and other bilateral agendas. Koirala will invite Modi to the 18th SAARC Summit to be held in Kathmandu in November-end.

Modi would also meet the president of Sri Lanka and prime minister of Bangladesh during the trip. The meetings have been arranged as per India’s “neighbors first” policy.

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