Nepal PM to Visit India on Feb 19


KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will set out on a six-day official visit to India, starting from February 19, making his first foreign visit subsequent to assuming office last October.

A bureau meeting on Thursday night endorsed the dates for the prime minister’s India visit and allocated the task to get ready plan and other important basis to the ministry of external affirs, Minister for Information and Communication Sher Dhan Rai, who is likewise Spokesperson of the Nepal government, said.

It is goodwill visit and maintaining good relations with India is the key, Bishnu Rimal, chief political adviser to Prime Minister Oli, told IANS.
He added that the visit will be focused in restoring bilateral ties.

Oli will leave for New Delhi after participating in cele4brations of the National Democracy Day — the day Nepali people were freed from clutches of autocratic Rana regime some 66 years back.