PM Abbasi arrives in Nepal, meets Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday arrived in Kathmandu  on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Nepal’s top leadership as part of his country’s efforts to engage with regional nations, says a press release.

PM Abbasi, who is visiting Nepal at the invitation of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, was received by finance minister Dr Yuvaraj Khatiwada at the Tribhuwan International Airport. He was accorded the guard of honour at Army Pavilion at Tundikhel Ground in presence of Prime Minister Oli. Abbasi is the first high level foreign leader to visit Nepal after Premier Oli assumed office last month.

According to the Nepal Foreign Ministry  sources, Prime Minister Abbasi met his Nepalese counterpart Oli and exchanged views on matters of mutual interes. He will also call on President Bidyadevi Bhandari at Rastrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas, Kathmandu on Tuesday and will meet other high officials of Nepal.

PM Abbasi is  conveyed felicitations to the Nepalese leadership on the successful conclusion of its democratic process, resulting in the formation of a new government. Our support to each other at bilateral and multilateral fora has remained indispensible for both the sides,” the premier adds.

Earlier, the Ambassador of Nepal in Islamabad Sewa Lamsal Adhikari had called on the prime minister on March 2 and conveyed the message of welcome from the Nepalese leadership to him.

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