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
Petroleum products’ prices go down
KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.
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.Follow @gorkhapost