Modi in Lumbini: Nepal, India sign 6 agreements

Kathmandu, May 16

Nepal and India have signed six agreements as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lumbini of Nepal on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti on Monday.

Concerned officials of the two countries signed the agreements in an agreement witnessed by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Indian PM Modi.

According to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, the signed agreements are as follows:

SN Agreement
1 Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Lumbini Buddhist University on the establishment of Dr Ambedkar Chair for Buddhist Studies
2 Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and CNAS, Tribhuvan University on the establishment of ICCR Chair of Indian Studies
3 Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Kathmandu University (KU) on the Establishment of the ICCR Chair of Indian Studies
4 Memorandum of Understanding [in collaboration] between Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), India
5 Letter of Agreement (LoA) between Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal and Indian Institute of Technology (IITM), India [ For Joint degree program at Master’s level]
6 Agreement between SJVN Ltd and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) for the Development and implementation of the Arun 4 Project

They also decided to recognise Lumbini of Nepal and Kushinagar of India as sister cities.

Meanwhile, both Deuba and Modi also addressed the event.

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