UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali claimed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal soon after party Chairman KP Sharma Oli becomes the country’s next prime minister, The Kathmandu Post has reported.
Speaking at an interaction programme in the Capital on Sunday, Gyawali said Oli had invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a visit to Nepal during a telephone conversation between the two leaders.
“Modi telephoned Oli twice and both leaders invited each other for a visit to their countries,” Gyawali said. He said the recent visit by Indian External Minister Sushma Swaraj was to clear the mistrust and the visit had further strengthened the relationship between the two nations.
He also said the left alliance was for maintaining a cordial relationship with India. Speaking about new government formation of party unification, Gyawali said the twin tasks will be completed by next month.
Nepal’s Left alliance is preparing to form a new government which is expected to be headed by former prime minister and CPN-UML chairman K P Sharma Oli.
The External Affairs Ministry described the two-day visit by Swaraj as “successful”.
Gyawali said that the Left alliance wants to develop a cordial relationship with India.
Responding to a question about formation of the new government and the proposed unification between CPN-UML led by Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre led by Prachanda, Gyawali claimed that the twin tasks will be completed by next month.
Swaraj was the first senior Indian minister to visit Nepal after the conclusion of elections to local bodies, provincial assemblies and federal Parliament.