Nepal looks forward to strengthening ties with India based on mutual respect and understanding: Deuba
Nepal looks forward to strengthening its relations with India based on mutual respect and understanding, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said on Monday, asserting that the two neighbors are tied to each other with common spiritual and cultural values and bonds.
Addressing the International Buddhist Conference also attended by visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Deuba said that Nepal greatly values India's cooperation in the development of infrastructure, connectivity, hydroelectricity, agriculture, human resources as well as post-earthquake reconstruction and restoration of cultural heritage sites.
Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment while Sarnath, located about 12 km from the ancient temple town of Varanasi, is the place where he preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. He is believed to have attained Mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar after his death.
"We are committed to developing the Buddhist circuit that connects the important places of Buddha's life with each other.
India has provided Nepal significant assistance at difficult times, particularly when the COVID-19 disrupted life and livelihood, he said.
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