New Delhi, Aug 24 :Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a five-day state visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Nepal PM was received by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the guard of honour.
A close neighbor, India helped Nepal in our development efforts, would request PM to support more, said Deuba at ceremonial welcome.
Later in the day, Deuba will hold bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart. Following which, the two leaders will remote launch power transmission lines from India to Nepal.
Several agreements are also expected to be signed between the two countries.
Deuba will call on Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will call on the visiting dignitary, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation.
Apart from his official engagements in the national capital, Deuba will also visit Hyderabad, Tirupati and Bodh Gaya.
Deuba’s visit, his first abroad after assuming office in June, comes days after Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang was in Nepal during which the two sides signed some of major agreements to boost energy and economic ties.