KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving for a state visit to India from April 6-8 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as his maiden foreign trip after assuming the office on February 15 , Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Friday.
This will be in line with the tradition of Nepali PM visiting India first. Delhi and Kathmandu desire to put the past differences behind and start a ‘new chapter’ in its relationship with PM Oli.
During the visit, PM will hold official meeting with Indian PM Narendra Modi and exchange views on matters of mutual interests.
He will pay courtesy call on President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu. Some senior Cabinet members of Indian Government will call on PM Oli,according to a statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
PM Oli will also visit Pantnagar, Uttarakhand and attend a program organised at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, a government delegation comprising ministers, members of parliament, secretaries and other high-ranking officials of Nepal governmen, the statement read.
PM Oli is expected to invite Modi to visit Kathmandu which could happen for the BIMSTEC Summit.Follow @gorkhapost
Dahal stresses on prosperity
CHITWAN — Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on development and prosperity of the nation.
Chairman Dahal argued to make the agro market modern and consumer friendly while inaugurating the Agriculture Promotion Market here on Sunday.
On another note, former PM Dahal said that Chitwan Metropolis City should be made exemplary in development after constructing the ring roads along the Narayani and Rapti rivers.
Speaking in the same programme, CPN leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey opined to develop at least one pocket area for one product to make the nation self reliance in food grains.
The market was constructed in the investment of 66 businesspersons. A total of Rs 140 million has been spent so far for the construction, according to Thir Prasad Dhital, managing director at the market.Follow @gorkhapost