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PM Modi, Nepal PM Deuba inaugurate cross-border train services, RuPay system, sign MoUs: Key highlights

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday jointly inaugurated cross-border passenger train services, RuPay payment system in Nepal and signed several MoUs. Both the leaders also held a delegation-level meeting at Hyderabad House in Delhi.
“Wide-ranging talks on our multi-faceted partnership are on the agenda,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.
Before reaching Hyderabad House, Deuba paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and laid a wreath at Raj Ghat.
Deuba arrived in New Delhi on Friday on a three-day visit to India on PM Modi‘s invitation.
Let’s take a look at key highlights of Day 1 of Deuba’s India visit:
*Four documents and MoUs were signed and exchanged between India and Nepal on Saturday to expand ties in areas such as railways and energy following talks between PM Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Deuba
*The Prime Minsters on Saturday also inaugurated Solu Corridor 132 KV power transmission line and sub-station in Nepal built under government of India’s Line of Credit. Further, Nepal joined International Solar Alliance.
*PM Modi and Deuba also inaugurate cross-border rail network between Jaynagar in Bihar and Nepal’s Kurtha.
*Prime Ministers Modi and Deuba also launched RuPay payment card in Nepal.
*The launch of the RuPay card in Nepal will add a new chapter to our financial connectivity: PM Narendra Modi issues joint statement with Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba
*Nepal’s relationship with India is highly important, Nepal PM Deuba said after holding talks with PM Modi.
*”I truly admire your love and affection for Nepal its people and my visit today will further enforce these innate sentiments,” Deuba issued a joint statement with PM Modi.
*Prime Minister Modi on Saturday said, “Deuba and I agreed to give priority to trade and cross-border connectivity initiatives between two countries.”
*”Our joint vision statement on power cooperation will prove to be the blueprint of cooperation, in the future,” PM Modi said after talks with his Nepal counterpart.
*”We agreed on greater participation by Indian companies in Nepal’s hydropower development plans,” PM Modi also said.
*India has been a firm companion in Nepal’s journey of peace, prosperity and development, PM Modi said, adding that Deuba has played an important role in developing India-Nepal relations.
*”I am delighted to announce that several more proposals for importing power from Nepal are being approved. I am happy that Nepal has become a member of the International Solar Alliance. This will promote sustainable, affordable and clean energy in our region,” PM Modi also said.
*PM Modi also termed friendly ties between India and Nepal unique. “Such friendship is not seen anywhere else in world,” he said.
*PM Modi said, “We also expressed agreement on more participation of Indian companies in Nepal’s hydropower development projects. It is a matter of happiness that Nepal is exporting its surplus power to India. This will make positive contributions to the economic development of Nepal,” credit TOI