Nepal PM to visit India, seeks further help


Following Nepal’s deadliest earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, the Himalayan nation’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is likely to visit India soon to discuss long-term plans on rehabilitation and reconstruction.

“Prime Minister Koirala will soon visit India to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss matters relating to rehabilitation and reconstruction works in the country on long-term basis,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakash Man Singh told news agency PTI.

The Prime Minister has already received an invitation from the India government for the visit, he added.

PM will visit India at an “appropriate time”, he said, without giving any specific date.

Koirala has been in regular contact with his Indian counterpart in the aftermath of the April 25 disaster that completely damaged as many as 5,00,000 houses and partially damaged 3,00,000 others.

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