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PM Oli set to visit India from April 6-8

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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.

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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.

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PM Oli returns home

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home on Sunday after completing of a six-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China. PM Oli and his entourage landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu at 10:15.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timilsina and Nepal Communist Party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, among others, received PM Oli at TIA’s VVIP Lounge.

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Oli had left for China on Tuesday (June 19). He paid the official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.

During his visit, PM Oli held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, among other Chinese leaders, and signed 14 agreements incluidng a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a railway link connecting Tibet with Kathmandu.

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