Nepal PM Oli to visit India next month

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli would be visiting New Delhi early next month on his first official foreign trip, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa on Wednesday.

Speaking to mediapersons here, the Foreign Minister said during the Prime Minister’s visit, some agreements would also be signed with India to implement past understandings.

“The preliminary preparations for the visit have been completed. India will be the first country for Prime Minister Oli to pay an official visit after assuming the office,” said Thapa.

He said the Prime Minister will leave for India on an appropriate time as the preliminary preparations have been completed.

Congratulating Prime Minister Oli on his election to the top executive post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also invited his Nepalese counterpart to visit India, said Thapa.

Thapa said Prime Minister Modi had reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Oli during a telephone conversation between them last week.

The Chinese government has also extended invitation to Prime Minister Oli for an official visit. “Nepal wants to maintain cordial relationship with both the neighbours,” Thapa pointed out.