India has signed six MoUs with Nepal on cultural and educational cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini on Monday and signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on cooperation in the field of culture and education. During the meeting, the ministers discussed ways to strengthen ongoing cooperation and develop new areas of multilateral bilateral partnership.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Shervidev in Lumbini. The opportunity to strengthen ongoing cooperation and develop new areas in our multifaceted partnership, ”tweeted Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

At the same event, the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) signed separate MoUs with Lumbini Buddhist University for the establishment of Dr. Ambedkar Chair for Buddhist Studies, Tribhuvan University with ICCR Chair of Indian Studies and Kathmandu University (KU). ) On the establishment of the ICCR Chair of Indian Studies.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Kathmandu University (KU) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) during the event. An agreement (LoA) was signed between KU and IIT-M for a joint degree program at the undergraduate level. An agreement has also been signed between SJVN Limited and the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) for the development and implementation of the Arun4 project.

“Our relationship with Nepal is unique. The cultural and people-to-people contacts between India and Nepal form the lasting foundation of our close relationship, ”said the Prime Minister. This is the fifth visit of the Prime Minister to Nepal since 2014.

With input from PTI.

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