KATHMANDU: Nepal's happiness "gives us joy", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday on his second visit to the Himalayan country in 100 days as both sides inked nine agreements, further cementing their close ties.
Modi, who in his departure statement said the fact that he was visiting Nepal twice in the six months since he took over "reflects the importance we attach to our unique and special relations with Nepal", also held delegation-level talks with his Nepali counterpart Sushil Koirala.
Modi, who is here to attend the 18th Saarc summit, urged Nepal to frame its much-awaited constitution early and on the basis of consensus.
Addressing a gathering during handing over of a 200-bed trauma centre built by India, Modi said writing the constitution was "taking too much time" and urged Nepal to finish the work on the basis of consensus and not majority.
He said the constitution should be like a bouquet, with each flower representing each strata of the Nepali society — the Madhesis, the Maoists and Pahadis — providing them rights.