Nepali PM arrives in Delhi

Henrietta Strickland
April 6, 2018

He would also meet External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnah Singh.

Oli is slated to hold delegation level talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Saturday where the two leaders will jointly lay the foundation of the Arun III Hydroelectric Project developed by India.

However, no official announcement has so far been made regarding Oli's proposed visit to India, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Oli is likely to will take up various issues including the early execution of India funded projects in Nepal, implementation of the Mahakali Treaty, Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline, and clearance of pending line of credit for natural disaster reconstruction.

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli left for New Delhi on Friday on a three-day state visit. He will also engage with the business community as well as the Nepalese diaspora in India.

Acting Ambassador of Nepal to India Bharatraj Regmi among others had also reached the airport to welcome Oli.

During the visit, Oli will also call on vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu.

On the third day of his visit, the Nepalese premier will visit the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

A senior government official said that the central bank would be unable to exchange old currency notes in Nepal or any other country because there was no such provision in the rules issued by the government at the time of demonetisation.

The PM will return home the same evening on a Nepal Airlines flight.

Addressing the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the PM had said his India visit was part of the government's endeavour to make neighbouring countries partners in Nepal's development drive, and that talks would focus on how to make tangible progress on past agreements.

Foreign minister Pradip Gyawali is likely to visit New Delhi ahead of Oli's official trip to prepare ground for the visit.

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