Misunderstanding between Nepal and India being cleared: Nepalese PM

Xinhua News Agency


Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said Sunday that he was happy with the ongoing improvements in bilateral ties between his country and India.

The prime minister is on a six-day official visit to India.

Addressing Nepali and Indian press at New Delhi-based Nepali Embassy, Oli said meetings with Indian leaders went fruitful to clear the misunderstandings surfaced between the two countries in the last few months.

The two neighbors have witnessed soured relations since September last year following the border-based agitation of Madhes-based parties in Nepal against the new constitution and unofficial Indian blockade.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Oli said that the new constitution is inclusive, progressive and democratic, local media reported.

Stating that the constitution has not discriminated any group or community, he said it can be amended again if the demands are genuine.

On Saturday, the prime minister met Indian leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two sides also signed seven Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) on various issues ranging from utilization of reconstruction fund to road improvement project and rail network.

Oli is on a state-level visit to the southern neighbor leading a 46-member delegation since Friday with an objective to clear misunderstandings and to create a trustworthy environment for future Indo-Nepal partnership.

This is the first foreign visit of Oli after his appointment as the Prime Minister in October last year. Enditem