Nepal-India confusion will be resolved: PM Oli

Kathmandu, October 12

Prime Minister KP Oli today said Nepal and India were two countries but one society.

Receiving Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae at his residence, PM Oli also stated that the two neighbours needed to resolve the recent misunderstanding and confusion and would take bilateral relations to a newer height, according to Oli’s personal aide Ramesh Acharya.

Oli further said that Nepal-India cooperation was to the mutual benefit of both countries, according to the Embassy of India in Kathmandu.

The mission also stated that Oli was looking forward to an early visit to India, as his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi — during his congratulatory telephone conversation yesterday — had invited him.

The Indian envoy had called on the Prime Minister early this morning, before the latter had taken the oath of office and secrecy from President Ram Baran Yadav later in the afternoon.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai also called on PM-elect Oli yesterday and congratulated him on behalf of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the people of China.

According to Acharya, the Indian envoy congratulated Oli and expressed his belief that bilateral relationship and mutual cooperation would gain new heights during his premiership.

The ambassador assured Oli about India’s full initiative to resolve the current misunderstanding and confusion, Acharya added.

Meanwhile, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh today congratulated Oli over phone. “I hope Indo-Nepal ties will further be strengthened under his leadership,” Singh tweeted.