PM Oli returns Indian Prez, PM invited to Nepal

By A Staff Reporter

pmKathmandu, Jun 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home on Friday afternoon after attending the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Damodar Modi.

Upon his arrival, Prime Minister Oli was received by Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel, Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Finance Minister Yuvaraj Khatiwada, Deputy-leader of Parliamentary Party of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Subash Nembang, other ministers, parliamentarians and high level government officials.
Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Oli held a meeting with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
During the meeting, the two Prime Ministers exchanged views on maintaining the momentum generated in the recent past and expressed commitment to taking bilateral relationship to a new height.
The Prime Minister congratulated, on behalf of the Government and people of Nepal, and on his own, PM Narendra Modi on his assumption of office for the second term as well as for the grand electoral success of Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.
He extended best wishes for the successful tenure of the Prime Minister of India.
The Prime Minister also conveyed congratulatory messages and the best wishes from the President of Nepal.
The Prime Minister of India thanked the Prime Minister of Nepal for accepting the invitation and participating in the swearing-in ceremony.  
Both Prime Ministers expressed happiness over the progress made in Nepal-India relations under their respective leadership.
The two leaders underlined the
importance of regular exchange of high-level visits between the
two countries in order to further

strengthen the bilateral ties and advance cooperation in all possible areas for the mutual benefits of the two countries.
The Prime Minister of Nepal conveyed the cordial invitation extended by the President of Nepal to the President of India for State Visit to Nepal.
The Prime Minister also extended invitation to the Prime Minister of India to pay a visit to Nepal, which Prime Minister of India accepted with pleasure. 
During the conversation, the Prime Minister was accompanied by Ambassador Nilamber Acharya, Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr Rajan Bhattarai, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Joint Secretary (South Asia) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yagya Hamal.  
Earlier on the same day, Prime Minister and the delegation were received at the Embassy of Nepal by Ambassador Nilamber Acharya and other officials.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the Prime Minister attended the banquet hosted by the President of India in honour of the invited Heads of State, Heads of Government and other dignitaries. 

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