Modi, Oli discuss India-Nepal ties

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016,13:24 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held comprehensive talks with his Nepalese counterpart K P Oli, who is on a six-day visit here, during which a range of issues of mutual interest, including trade and political situation in Nepal, figured.

In his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the top office in October last year, Oli, accompanied by a 77-member delegation, arrived here yesterday afternoon with a major focus on mending ties hit by issues relating to the Himalayan nation’s new Constitution. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted, Stepping forward into the future. PM @narendramodi welcomes PM KP Sharma Oli at Hyderabad House, along with a picture of the two leaders.

Modi and Oli reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relationship during the talks. Earlier, Oli was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan where Modi was also present. Before the PM-level talks, Swaraj called on Oli, during which he conveyed to her that Nepal is and will remain a reliable friend of India.

Official sources said Oli told Swaraj that he wants to move forward in the relationship which is not man-made but entirely natural and civilizational. Swaraj said the visit will deepen the trust between the two countries.

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