Delivering a key note address at ‘Nepal-India Think Tank’ Summit in Kathmandu this morning Mr. Madhav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neighborhood first policy focus on development of all neighboring countries.Madhav also said that Nepal and India are not just two countries but two great civilizations and historical linkages formed a very strong bond between the people of two countries.
Madhav said that oceans plays a very important role in the development of the nations. He suggested that Nepal should adopt ‘Look South’ policy to access most happening Indian ocean through Kolkata in India and Chittagong in Bangladesh
Madhav said that it will open up a huge opportunities to Nepal and countries in north of Nepal like Tibet Autonomous region of China. Stressing upon the need to increase knowledge basis in each other’s country, he said that Nepal Study Centre should be set up as an independent think tank in India.
In his address former Prime Minister of Nepal and Co-Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that recent reciprocal visits of prime ministers of both the countries has created a fresh momentum in overall spectrum of bilateral relations. He said that a peaceful, prosper and stable Nepal is and will be in India’s interest.
Prachanda stressed upon the need to promote understanding and cooperation between the two countries and people. The summit is jointly organized by the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) and Nehru Memorial Museum Library (NMML).
The basic objective of the summit is to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Nepal through multi-faceted collaboration among think-tanks in both the countries. Think tanks, policy makers, diplomats, academicians, businesspersons, journalists and government officials from both the countries are participating in the summit.