Nepal PM's India visit strengthened Indo-Nepal relations

By Binod Prasad Adhikari (ANI) | Updated: Apr 16, 2018 19:56 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 16 (ANI): Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Monday said that the recent visit of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli helped in further strengthening the diplomatic relations between Nepal and India.

In a press briefing organised by the Foreign Ministry of Nepal here, Gyawali underlined that the visit led to the direction of trust, mutual understanding and balanced relations with New Delhi, which Kathmandu always expected.

"Prime Minister recently went on a visit to India. The visit in many aspects was essential, different and successful, which we all are aware of. This visit also has helped in strengthening the mutual understanding between the two countries," said Gyawali.

He added that the Prime Ministers of both India and Nepal have clear and transparent dialogues on the issues pertaining to their respective interests and demands of the time.

"This visit has made the demarcation for the two countries to take the relations forward on which we have believed upon. Now our emphasis will remain on the implementation of the previously inked agreements in an efficient way," Gyawali further said.

Oli embarked on a successful three-day visit to India from April 6 to 8.

Gyawali will depart for China on a six-day visit today where he will be engaged in various high-level talks with various diplomats. During the visit, he will finalise Oli's visit to China.

Apart from the engagements in Beijing, the Nepal Foreign Minister will also be visiting Chengdu City of the Sichuan Province where he will meet the provincial leaders and address a program at the Sichuan University on April 20.

Gyawali is scheduled to return to Nepal on April 21. (ANI)