Janakpur (Nepal), May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli on Friday flagged off a bus service connecting Janakpur with Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
“Mere Bhai, this welcome is an honour to all Indian citizens. I am really happy with you the way you welcomed me here,” Modi told Oli.
Earlier in a day, Modi, who is on a two-day trip to Nepal, accompanied by Oli, offered prayers at the famous Ram Janaki temple here.
Oli, dressed in a salwar kurta, welcomed Modi at the temple after he arrived here in the morning for his third official visit to the Himalayan nation.
Duo jointly performed a special puja at the shrine in the temple town of Janakpur, some 225 km from capital Kathmandu.
Modi’s visit to Nepal comes a month after Oli visited India.
“These high-level and regular interactions reflect my government’s commitment to the ‘neighbourhood first’ policy, in consonance with the motto of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’,” Modi said in a statement.