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Indian PM Modi to visit Nepal again in November

India's PM Narendra Modi greets Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi before their meeting in the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw

After visiting Nepal in August for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Himalayan nation once again, this time in November.

“Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be coming to Nepal again in the end week of the November. The probable date for his visit which will be a state visit, in fact, is expected to take place on November 28 and 29. There might be some changes over the date regarding a day before or after,” a high-level official from the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu told ANI.

This will be Prime Minister Modi’s fifth visit to Nepal after he came to power in 2014.

“During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will also be visiting Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. High-level meetings and engagements will be continued as done before,” the official added.

During his second state visit, Prime Minister Modi was scheduled to visit Janakpur, Muktinath and Lumbini but it was put off citing various security reasons.

However, during his third visit to the country, the Prime Minister had visited the pilgrimage sites.

First published on aninews.in on 23 September 2018

Published on Lokantar on 24 September 2018

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