Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with Sher Bahadur Deuba, the new Prime Minister of Nepal who won vote of confidence in the parliament today. Modi conveyed his congratulations and best wishes for his appointment as the Prime Minister of Nepal and for winning the confidence vote in Parliament.
The two PM’s recalled the unique and millenia-old people-to-people linkages that underpin the special friendship between India and Nepal and agreed to work together to enhance bilateral cooperation in all areas.
The press note from the PMO said that the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen cooperation and coordination in the context of ongoing effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
It can be recalled that Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the restoration of the country’s Parliament for the second time after it was dissolved by Prime Minister K P Oli. The apex court also ordered Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress to succeed Oli as prime minister. Deuba has become Nepal’s prime minister for the fifth time in 20 years.