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PM Modi leaves for home after wrapping up two-day Nepal visit

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

today left for home after wrapping up his two-day visit to during which he held talks with his Nepalese counterpart K P Oli and visited famed 20th century Janaki temple, Mukhtinath and temples.

Modi boarded a special aircraft at the to return home. bid farewell to him at the airport.

The also called on and and discussed the issues of mutual interest.

Modi met Nepal's former prime ministers Prachanda and Sher Bahadur Deuba, and opposition leaders and held wide-ranging discussions on ways to strengthen bilateral ties.

This was the third visit of Modi to and the first high-level visit from since the formation of the new Government in Nepal this year.

During a joint press meet yesterday after a one-on-one meeting with Oli, Modi had said the open borders between and Nepal plays an important role in the strong bilateral ties.

"We will not allow its misuse by anti-social elements," Modi said after the marathon delegation-level talks during which the two sides had extensive discussion on all aspects of the bilateral relationship.

During the visit, the prime minister offered prayers at the famed 20th century Janaki temple, the Mukhtinath and temples and attended a civic reception at Janakpur.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:35 IST