KATHMANDU, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Nepali ruling and opposition party leaders met with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday, with both sides expressing willingness to foster relationship between the two countries.
The Indian prime minister held separate meetings with Chairman of ruling CPN Maoist (Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, President of major opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba and Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal President Mahantha Thakur in the Capital, according to spokesman at the India's Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar.
"Prime Minister Modi is engaging across the political spectrum in Nepal. During these meetings, the two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries," the spokesman tweeted.
Also on Saturday, Modi performed special worship in Muktinath and Pashupatinath, the two venerated temples in Nepal.
Modi arrived in Nepal on a two-day state visit on Friday morning at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli. He is scheduled to return home later in the day.