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Telephone talks between Oli and Modi: Agree to hold bilateral talks

On behalf of the Government of Nepal, the people of Nepal and himself, Prime Minister Oli wished Prime Minister Modi and through him the Government of India and the people a happy Independence Day, the ministry said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) shakes hands with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 31, 2019. Photo: AP

KATHMANDU:- A phone conversation has taken place between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Oli spoke to Modi on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day. Prime Minister’s Press Adviser Surya Thapa has confirmed that.

Nepal and India have agreed to discuss bilateral issues. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to discuss bilateral issues. Prime Minister Oli had a telephone conversation with his Indian counterpart, Modi, this afternoon and they agreed to continue discussions on bilateral issues in the future, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

On behalf of the Government of Nepal, the people of Nepal and himself, Prime Minister Oli wished Prime Minister Modi and through him the Government of India and the people a happy Independence Day, the ministry said.

Prime Minister Oli also wished the people of India continued progress and prosperity. “Prime Minister Oli, in his Independence Day address today, commended Prime Minister Modi for his renewed commitment to the neighborhood,” the ministry said in a press release. “The Prime Minister of Nepal expects meaningful bilateral cooperation.”

During the talks, the Prime Ministers of the two countries exchanged views on the recent efforts made against Kovid-19 and agreed to cooperate in the field of Mahavidya. Informing about the efforts of the Government of Nepal to protect the Nepali people from the epidemic and against it, Prime Minister Oli stressed on the need to develop the vaccine against COVID-19 as soon as possible. He hoped that scientists from around the world, including India, would be able to develop such a vaccine and that it would contribute to the prevention and control of the spread of the disease.

Prime Minister Oli congratulated Prime Minister Modi on his election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and wished him success in fulfilling the important responsibilities of the body.

Published Date: Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 08:38 AM

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