World leaders congratulate Oli

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 17, 2018-Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on his appointment as Prime Minister of Nepal on Thursday. Indian PM Modi called up PM Oli at around 10:30 pm on Thursday and congratulated him and wished for a successful term. 

During the phone conversation, PM Modi said that he was eager to welcome PM Oli to India adding that the southern neighbour would provide all possible assistance for the development of Nepal. 

Indian Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also telephone Prime Minster Oli on Thursday evening and congratulated him. This is probably for the first time that an Indian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister called a newly appointed Prime Minister of Nepal and congratulated him on the same day.  

This is the third telephone call made by Modi to Oli in last two months after the successful completion of the three tier elections. Both leaders have reportedly committed and assured each other to work together for betterment of the bilateral ties and welfare of citizens of the both countries. 

During the second telephone call, Modi and Oli expressed willingness to work together. Modi then deputed Indian Foreign Affairs Minister Swaraj to visit Kathmandu to give a fresh start to bilateral ties between the two neighbours. Swaraj visited Kathmandu earlir this month, held one-on-one talks with Oli and delegation level talks with UML leaders where both sides reiterated to work together in future. 

During the telephonic conversation on Thursday too, Prime Minister Oli thanked the Indian Prime Minster for this gesture saying that his sole focus is on the development of Nepal and will continue his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. 

PM Oli also noted he would exert all efforts to further consolidate friendship with India in coming days, the statement reads. PM Modi had also expressed his eagerness to welcome Nepal’s Prime Minister Oli in India, according to the statement. PM Modi also pledged to provide all possible cooperation for the development of Nepal. 

Regarding the conversation between the two PMs, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu informed on twitter that PM Modi invited the new Nepal PM to visit India. PM Oli also extended him an invite to visit Nepal including Janaki Mandir in Janakpur and Muktinath in Mustang. After the telephone call, the Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri reached Prime Minister Oli’s residence to congratulate him and extend best wishes. 

In a message sent to Oli through Ambassador Puri, Modi expressed his hope that Nepal would gain stability, economic development and prosperity under PM Oli’s leadership. 

The message also noted that Indian PM Modi will give high emphasis on further enhancing the age-old relations between Nepal and India based on trust, goodwill and mutual confidence.  In doing so, India is ready to extend cooperation for the development, standing with Nepali people and Nepal government, the letter states. 

Chinese PM congratulates PM Oli: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has congratulated Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on the latter’s assumption of the office of the Prime Minister of Nepal, according to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

Chinese Prime Minister Li has said that Nepal-China relations would be further strengthened during the tenure of Oli adding that both the countries would work jointly in the areas of bilateral interests. 

In the message, the Chinese PM has promised to extend support in different areas of bilateral interests under the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative.Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal on Friday said in Islamabad “Pakistan congratulates Nepal on forming the new government led by PM Oli after the successful conduct of elections, under Nepal’s federal constitution promulgated in 2015.”

According to the Pakistani Embassy in Kathmandu, Pakistan is confident this would usher an era of accelerated economic development and prosperity in Nepal. Pakistan looks forward to working closely with Nepal’s new leadership to further strengthen the existing friendly relations between the two countries, the statement said.

Saarc Secretary General Amjad Hussain B. Sial congratulated Oli on his behalf and secretariat. While looking forward to receiving continued support and guidance from the Government of Nepal and PM Oli, as the current chairperson of the Saarc, in further strengthening the group’s process. The Saarc Secretary General highlighted Nepal’s contribution in consolidating the Saarc process.

 Indian Ambassador Manjeev Puri congratulates PM Oli.  Post Photo

Published: 17-02-2018 09:27

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