Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday to attend the fourth BIMSTECH Summit on the sidelines of which he will hold bilateral meetings with regional leaders, including Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bangladeshi Premier Sheikh Hasina.

The Prime Minister was welcomed by Nepal’s Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel for the summit. PM Modi is on a two day visit to Nepal.

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.

The theme of the fourth BIMSTEC summit is ‘Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal Region’.

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. 

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