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Prosperity, security and welfare of India-Nepal are inter-linked: President

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

President Pranab Mukherjee, while speaking on close bonds of kinship and cooperation between and Nepal, has asserted that has been committed in extending all possible support in accordance with the priorities of the people and of

President Mukherjee made this assertion while speaking at the banquet speech hosted in honour of President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.

"Our age-old fraternal relations have been nurtured by successive governments and leaders in both and into a dynamic and enriching partnership," said President Mukherjee.

The President said has an abiding interest in the socio-economic development of

"We believe that the prosperity, security and welfare of our two nations are inter-linked and inter-dependent. is committed to extending all possible support in accordance with the priorities of the people and of Nepal," he said.

"Today, as democratic and pluralistic nations, both and aspire for a higher growth rate, an inclusive society, sustainable development and an external environment that facilitates our development."

"Both our peoples are opposed to the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Development and progress is what is of utmost importance to us. Towards our common goals, we have been co-operating closely, to very successful outcomes," he added.

President Mukherjee said is passing through a crucial phase in its quest for peace, stability and multi-party democracy with the aim of consolidating the gains of democracy and achieving economic prosperity.

"lauds the enterprise and achievements of the people of Their wisdom and resilience will, no doubt, succeed in forging consensus through dialogue and understanding so as to achieve their objectives within a federal and democratic framework, taking all sections of their society on board," he said.

He also said the visit of the President has provided an opportunity to reaffirm our special relationship and to identify ways and means of further enriching our multifaceted partnership.

"She will find one clear and consistent message of India's unequivocal commitment to bilateral co-operation and friendship with also seeks to advance our common interests through regional and sub-regional co-operation based on respect and sensitivity to each other's interests and concerns," he said.

He further stated that wisdom and resilience would, no doubt, succeed in forging consensus through dialogue and understanding so as to achieve their objectives within a federal and democratic framework while emphasizing on crucial phase has been passing through in its quest for peace, stability and multi-party democracy.

The President also remembered his recent visit to and meetings with his Nepalese counterpart last year.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 15:57 IST
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