Last Updated: Jan 05, 2024
External Affairs Minister D.r S. Jaishankar today said that India will extend a financial package of 75 million dollars for the reconstruction of infrastructure in the district of Nepal affected by last year’s earthquake. Dr. Jaishankar was speaking after jointly inaugurating with his Nepalese counterpart N P Saud the Tribhuvan University Central Library and other reconstruction projects undertaken in Kathmandu after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
The External Affairs Minister said India was saddened to learn of the casualties and devastation caused by the earthquake that struck the western parts of Nepal in November last year.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Jajarkot District in Nepal on the 3rd of November last year, killing over 150 people and injuring nearly 400. The earthquake was the deadliest to strike the country since 2015. Dr. Jaishankar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed solidarity to the people and leadership of Nepal and had committed to extend all possible assistance.
Talking about the bilateral ties, the External Affairs Minister said in recent years, real transformation has been witnessed in the India-Nepal relationship with significant strides made in a variety of areas. He said during his current visit, the two nations signed some really important agreements, both in the areas of power sector cooperation as well as project implementation.
The Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, the government of India is committed to continuing to redefine its relationship with partners in its neighbourhood, especially with Nepal.
Dr. Jaishankar said his visit to Nepal has been successful. The External Affairs Minister reached the Himalayan nation yesterday on a two-day visit.