NEW DELHI — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a three-day state visit to India, has met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday evening at the latter’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi.
Although the scheduled formal meeting between the two prime ministers was slated for Saturday, Prime Minister Oli paid a visit to Prime Minister of India, a day earlier.
PM Oli arrived in New Delhi this afternoon leading a 54-member delegation—45 from Nepal and nine from India. He was received by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, State Finance Minister Shiva Pratap Shukla and officials from Indian External Affairs Ministry at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Likewise, acting Ambassador of Nepal to India Bharatraj Regmi, among others, had also reached the airport to welcome Oli.Follow @gorkhapost
PM Oli leaves for New York
KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma has left for New York leading the Nepali delegation to the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly on Saturday. PM Oli is accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya.
Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel, among others were present to see him off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Deputy PM Pokhrel will officiate duties as the acting Prime Minister during Oli’s absence.
During his New York stay, the prime minister is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and will engage in sideline meetings with Swiss President Alain Berset and Cambodian Prime Minister Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
The prime minister will also attend the reception to be hosted by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in the evening of September 24 and a luncheon hosted by the UN Secretary-General on September 25.
Besides addressing the UNGA on September 27, Prime Minister Oli will address a high-level plenary meeting of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on September 24 being organized to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
The prime minister will also deliver a statement at the High-Level Meeting on Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) being hosted by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on September 25.
According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the prime minister, after concluding UNGA, will leave New York for San Jose, Costa Rica on September 29 to have a bilateral meeting with the President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada.
Oli will return to Kathmandu on October 3 after an 11-day long abroad stay.Follow @gorkhapost