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Pakistan PM Abbasi arrives in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU — Pakistani Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has arrived in Kathmandu for a two-day official visit.

Minister of Finance, Yubaraj Khatiwada welcomeed the Prime Minister at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The visiting PM will receive Guard of Honor at 5:30 PM at Nepal Army Pavillion, Tudikhel. Following the ceremony, PM Abbasi is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today. Abbasi will then attend dinner that will be hosted by PM KP Sharma Oli at Hotel Yak and Yeti.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan, PM Abbasi’s visit comes in line with his country’s pro-active efforts to engage with neighbors.

They would be discussing the mutual well-being between the two countries and other issues of bilateral concern of Nepal and Pakistan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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“Prime Minister will convey felicitations to the Nepalese leadership on the successful conclusion of its democratic process, resulting in the formation of a new government,” a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan stated.

It further added that the “visit will provide an opportunity to further expand and strengthen bilateral relations across all areas of mutual interest including trade, education, tourism, defence and people to people contacts. Ways of invigorating SAARC as an important regional organization will also be discussed.”

The Pakistani PM will pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday before returning to Pakistan.

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Petroleum products’ prices go down

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.

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A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.

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