Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli embarks on a state visit to India today. He is accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya. He is staying at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi as the State Guest of the Government of India according to a press statement released by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday evening.
Nepal Prime Minister Oli embarking on a visit to India
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The entourage of the Prime Minister includes Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali; Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav; Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth; Chief Advisor to the PM, Bishnu Rimal; Members of Parliament, Chief Secretary, Secretaries and other high-level officials of the government.
After arriving in Delhi on 6 April, the PM will hold an interactive meeting with the business community of Nepal and India followed by an interaction with the Nepali community. In the evening the PM will attend the diplomatic reception to be hosted in his honour by the Embassy of Nepal and will have a separate meeting with members of Nepali community.
On April 7th, the PM would attend a ceremonial reception and inspect the Guard of Honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He then separately calls on President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu. He would also pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
On the same day, PM Oli will hold official meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. The Indian PM will host a Banquet Luncheon in honour of PM Oli and his delegation. External Affairs Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Home Affairs of the Government of India will also call on PM Oli. Senior political leaders from India will also meet Nepal's PM.
Both the Prime Ministers will jointly inaugurate integrated check post at Birgunj. Thereafter, the Oli is scheduled to interact with the intellectual community at a civic reception by India Foundation.
On 8 April, Oli will be conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. He is returning home in the same evening.