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Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri Sushil Koirala called Prime Minister Narendra Modi on telephone this morning.

He briefed Prime Minister on the steps his government is taking for rehabilitation and reconstruction in Nepal following the earthquakes in April and May 2015. Prime Minister Koirala invited Prime Minister Modi to visit Nepal on June 25, 2015 to address the First Donors’ Conference being hosted by Government of Nepal in Kathmandu. Prime Minister Koirala also mentioned that he has sent his Finance Minister, Shri Ram Chandra Mahat to Delhi with a personal invitation for Prime Minister Modi.

Prime Minister Koirala also briefed Prime Minister Modi on the recent political developments, including drafting of the Constitution. Prime Minister Koirala congratulated Prime Minister Modi on a successful visit to Bangladesh, describing it as yet another example of Prime Minister Modi’s successful “Neighbours First Policy” and his commitment to deepen relations with India’s neighbours. He congratulated Prime Minister on the historic agreements signed in Dhaka and welcomed Prime Minister’s support for sub-regional connectivity between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reiterated India’s unwavering and sustained support to Nepal in his rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts, guided by the preference and priorities of Government of Nepal. He assured Prime Minister Koirala that India would respect and be with Nepal in all its decisions in this regard. Prime Minister reaffirmed that India has always been guided by humanitarian concerns in a spirit of equality and friendship.

Prime Minister Modi conveyed his best wishes for the Donor’s Conference in Kathmandu. He thanked Prime Minister Koirala for the invitation, conveyed that he would participate, if his schedule permitted, and assured him that India would, in any case, be represented at a high ministerial level.

Prime Minister also conveyed his appreciation to Prime Minister Koirala on the progress in the political process on drafting of the Constitution and conveyed his best wishes for the successful conclusion of the peace process and adoption of a Constitution.

He reiterated that India’s only desire was success, peace and progress for the people of Nepal.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.