Nepal PM Oli apprises parliament of his upcoming India visit agenda

By Binod Prasad Adhikari (ANI) | Updated: Apr 03, 2018 22:29 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 3 (ANI): Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday briefed the House of Representatives and informed the parliamentarians about various agenda to be raised during his upcoming official visit to India.

Oli, who will begin his three-day visit from Friday informed the Nepal Parliament that his government always wanted to have balanced relation with the neighbouring countries.

"We will go unified for the development and the promotion of the nation. We obviously will go forward in the developmental activities and also will maintain harmonious relations with our neighbouring nations for the purpose of development and prosperity, maintain balanced relations with them, and develop the saga of friendship, mutual benefit, an environment of trust and understanding," PM Oli said.

"We will not do such kind of activities that fragments the unity or spring up the feeling of disparity developing the relation of mutual benefit and understanding," Oli added.

During the address, Oli said that Nepal's relations with China and India was closer and their relations with them would deepen furthermore.

The Nepal Prime Minister made the commitment to present forward the previously agreed issues treaties and make the updates over the issues which requires attention with time.

"This time also I am not going to pile up additional agreements, I would focus on turning the relations into reality, and how we can turn it to practice or be effective. With the addition of the new ones, the old ones might be left behind, there can be new agreements, but it does not mean that we will focus only on the new ones neglecting the previous," Oli further said.

Pointing out his agendas, Oli informed the parliament of the agendas concerning agriculture, waterways, energy and railways with India. Along with these, he made a note over the possibilities of the interaction between the two countries which has the population largely dominated by agriculture.

He also made commitments with the parliament to raise the issue of the construction of the Pancheshwor multi-purpose project, reconstruction works, and the completion of postal highways and railways during the visit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Oli are also set to inaugurate an integrated check post, which is built in the town of Birgunj in Nepal, during the latter's visit. (ANI)