Nepal PM Oli meets Vice-President Naidu, discusses strengthening of bilateral ties

ANI | Updated: Apr 07, 2018 18:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 7 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday met Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu at the Vice-President House and discussed strengthening of bilateral relations between India and Nepal.

The Nepal Prime Minister is scheduled to hold talks with Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Rashtrapati Bhawan later in the evening.

Earlier on Saturday, during the joint press meet, the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal on Saturday touted strong bilateral relationship.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored at improving waterways and railways with Nepal, noting that the two leaders reviewed the progress in various connectivity projects.

Dwelling upon the connectivity, Prime Minister Modi stressed that the two sides have agreed to work towards a new railway line connecting Kathmandu with India.

Prime Minister Oli echoed the sentiments of his Indian counterpart and underscored the significance of the bilateral relationship.

"Nepal attaches great importance to its relations with India, our countries enjoy age-old historical ties and have many things to offer to each other," said Prime Minister Oli.

The two leaders inaugurated India - Nepal petroleum product pipeline and the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Birgunj from Delhi through video conferencing.

Prime Minister Oli, who is on a three-day visit to India is accompanied by his wife Radhika Shakya and an entourage of ministers, Members of Parliament (MPs), secretaries and other high-ranking officials of the Nepal government on his maiden visit to India. (ANI)