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Nepal's new PM K P Sharma Oli makes maiden foreign visit to India

During this visit Nepal's PM will meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that could reset the strained relations between two countries

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

KP Sharma Oli
Prime Minister of Nepal K.P Sharma Oli with Wife Radhika Shakya and CII President Shobana Kamineni at India- Nepal Business Forum | Image: Dilip Kumar

of KP Oli on Friday arrived in on a three-day State visit.

The visiting dignitary was received by and (MoS) Finance SP Shukla.

The will be accompanied by his wife and an entourage of ministers, Members of Parliament (MPs), secretaries and other high-ranking officials of the

He is scheduled to hold discussions with the top leadership of to discuss upon issues including the previously signed treaties among Nepal and and further make the updates on the issues, which require attention.

Later, he will visit Pantnagar in Uttarakhand and attend a program organised at Govind Ballabh Pant and Technology.

The three-day State visit comes amidst the speculation of clinging to after the alliance of leftist parties gained two- third majority in the marathon elections held in 2017.

With the visit of Federal Nepal's first KP Oli, the hopes amongst the people has gripped up.

"We should have friendly relationship between the citizens of the two nations. I would like to suggest the ground-level relations with the Indians and their Nepali counterparts," a resident of Kathmandu, earlier told ANI.

Nepal and India have signed a number of treaties over the times. Many are stalled or are demanded for the amendment.

With the Nepali PM's visit to India, people have demanded for the swift implementation of the previous treaties.

"He should not sign or go for new treaties during his visit. He should do a research over them while signing. The previous treaties which are sealed should be revised and implemented upon the base of the beneficiary for Nepal," Pushpa Thapaliya, a post graduation student in Nepali capital stressed.

PM Oli during his three-day visit to India will be holding meeting with Nepali business community of both the nations on Friday, followed by diplomatic reception by the

On his second day of Oli will attend the Ceremonial Reception and inspect the of Honor at the Rastrapati Bhawan and will meet Indian and Vice of He will pay homage to at Rajghat.

"On the same day (7th April, 2018), The Hon'ble Prime Minister will hold official meeting with His Excellency Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. of India will host a Banquet Luncheon in honour of of Nepal and his delegation. External Affairs Minister, Minister of Finance, of the of India will call on The Hon'ble Prime Minister. Senior Political Leaders from India will also call on Hon'ble Prime Minister of Nepal," the Nepal Embassy, said, in a statement.

While briefing the in on March 3, Oli assured that he will not take any such steps which shall develop the feeling of disparity between the two nations.

PM Oli who will be returning Nepal on Sunday evening is expected to head for next week to attend a summit there. However, the official announcement is awaited.

First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 16:25 IST