Both leaders agreed to work together to enhance bilateral cooperation in all areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Sher Bahadur Deuba and conveyed congratulations and best wishes for his appointment as the Prime Minister of Nepal and for winning the confidence vote in Parliament.

Recalling the unique and millennia-old people-to-people linkages that underpin the special friendship between India and Nepal, the leaders agreed to work together to enhance bilateral cooperation in all areas.

They discussed, in particular, ways to strengthen cooperation and coordination in the context of ongoing effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, Nepal’s newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said he looked forward to working closely with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to strengthen the relations as well as the people-to-people contacts between the two neighboring countries.

Immediately after Deuba won a vote of confidence in the reinstated House of Representatives on Sunday night, PM Modi took to his twitter and wrote: “Congratulations Prime Minister @DeubaSherbdr and best wishes for a successful tenure. I look forward to working with you to further enhance our unique partnership in all sectors, and strengthen our deep-rooted people-to-people ties."

Responding to Prime Minister Modi's tweet, Deuba thanked his Indian counterpart for his congratulatory message and expressed his desire to work closely with him to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.

"Thank you very much, Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji, for your congratulatory note. I look forward to working closely with you to strengthen the relationship between our two countries and people," Deuba tweeted late Sunday night.

Deuba, appointed as the Prime Minister as per the Article 76(5) of the Constitution on July 12 following Supreme Court's intervention, secured 165 votes in the 275-member House on Sunday.

A total of 136 votes were required for Deuba to win Parliament’s confidence. He had to seek a trust vote within one month after being appointed as prime minister. However, in a surprise move, he sought a vote of confidence on the first day of the reinstatement of the House.