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Modi talks to top Nepalese leaders Oli, Prachanda

New Delhi/Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held telephonic talks with top Nepalese leaders, including K P Sharma Oli, who is set to become the premier of the Himalayan nation, and conveyed India's support to Nepal in its pursuit of stability and inclusive development.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Modi spoke with Chairman Communist Party of Nepal (UML) Oli, Chairman Communist Party of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and congratulated them on their successful participation in the recently conducted parliamentary and first-ever provincial elections.

In his telephonic conversations, prime minister Modi reiterated India's "support to Nepal in its pursuit of stability, prosperity, and inclusive development", an MEA statement said.

Modi also recalled that timeless people to people contacts are at the heart of the India-Nepal ties.

"Our open border is a reflection of our unique bonding. He (the PM) reaffirmed India's commitment to strengthen these bonds of friendship and work with the incoming government on a broad range of development and reconstruc

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