PM Abbasi heading to Nepal for two days today

The prime minister’s visit would provide an opportunity to further expand and strengthen bilateral relations


APP March 05, 2018
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi speaks during an interview with Reuters in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Nepal from Monday (today) as part of Pakistan’s proactive and outreach efforts to engage with regional countries.

During his visit, the prime minister would convey felicitations to the Nepalese leadership on the successful conclusion of its democratic process, resulting in the formation of a new government, said a Foreign Office statement.

He would congratulate the newly elected Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli. The prime minister will also call on the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari.

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The prime minister’s visit would provide an opportunity to further expand and strengthen bilateral relations across all areas of mutual interest including trade, education, tourism, defence and people to people contacts.

Besides, ways of invigorating SAARC as an important regional organisation would also be discussed.

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

Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2018.

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