Nepal PM Arrives In India On 3-Day Visit, Aims To Strengthen Bilateral Ties

| April 6 , 2018 , 16:26 IST

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli arrived in India on Friday on a three-day visit. This is his first foreign trip after he returned to power in February for the second time. During the visit, he will hold talks with the Indian leadership to boost ties between the two countries. 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Oli and his wife Radika Shakya at the airport.As per reports, a 54-member high-level delegation is also accompanying Oli on his visit.

He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and will hold delegation-level talks. He will be accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the same day.

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As per reports, the two sides are expected to sign pacts related to agriculture, research and development, education and training, exploring the possibility of inland water navigation up to Indian ports from Nepal, and expansion of Indian rail up to Kathmandu between the two countries.

According to reports, Oli is also scheduled to visit the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology and the Breeder Seed Production Centre and an integrated farming project in Uttarakhand. He will also be conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at the university. 

Earlier, Oli had to step down as Nepal Prime Minister in 2016 following a blockade on the India-Nepal border. Many in the Himalayan nation blame India for the blockade that crippled Nepal's economy.