India, Nepal committed to fighting terrorism, extremism jointly: PM Modi

, 4:43 PM IST

New Delhi : Speaking about security cooperation with Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said it is clear that Nepal’s stability is linked to India’s security and two countries will fight growing extremism and terrorism together.

“Prime Minister (K.P) Oli and I agree that the two countries will fight growing extremism and terrorism together. We’ll not allow terrorists and criminals to abuse our open borders. In this context, the security agencies of the two counties will intensify their cooperation,” said Prime Minister Modi at a joint press conference with his Nepalese counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli here at Hyderabad House here.

He said India and Nepal are working on hydro projects with combined cap of 7,000MW, and their quick and successful completion can be gateway to Nepal’s eco prosperity.

“Trade and investment are strong pillars of our relations. And early completion of ICPs and construction of road in the Terai region will boost trade infrastructure,” he said.

Highlighting the deep bonding between the two nations, Prime Minister Modi said the earthquake had hit Nepal, but its pain was felt by every Indian. “Our $1billon assistance package will take forward our cooperation in this area,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that he was confident that under able leadership of Prime Minister Oli, the Indo-Nepal ties would deepen. (ANI)