Kathmandu: Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu on August 3 on a two-day visit.
A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will be accompanied by a delegation.
Dinesh Bhattarai, the foreign relations advisor to Koirala, said that the Prime Minister himself would welcome Modi.
"This reflects the importance Nepal is attaching to Modi's visit," he said.
Modi's trip is widely seen here as a major diplomatic event, as the Himalayan nation will be receiving an Indian Prime Minister on a bilateral visit after 17 long years.
In 2006, former PM Manmohan Singh had received his Nepali counterpart, Girija Prasad Koirala, at the New Delhi airport.