India interest lies in Nepal’s stability and economic growth: Ram Nath Kovind

Vastavam web: India is ready to expand cooperation as per “Nepal’s priorities” and its interest lies in the neighbouring country’s stability and economic growth, President Ram Nath Kovind said.Welcoming Oli in a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Kovind said he was happy to note that this was his first visit abroad after his appointment as the prime minister of Nepal.Kovind expressed confidence that under Oli’s leadership, Nepal would chart a new course of rapid socio-economic transformation for its people.

“India’s abiding interest is in the stability and economic prosperity of Nepal. We wish to take forward our relationship on the basis of goodwill, mutual trust and mutual benefit,”he said.The president said India valued its economic and development partnership with Nepal.He said no other countries in the world had the bonds of friendship and cooperation that existed between India and Nepal.