Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (Khabarhub file photo)
PHNOM PENH: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is returning home today after completing his eight-day official visit to Viet Nam and Cambodia (five day official visit to Viet Nam and three day official visit to Cambodia).
The Prime Minister had arrived Viet Nam on May 9 at the friendly invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. He was accorded an official welcome at the Presidential Office and the two held bilateral talks at the Office of the Prime Minister, Viet Nam. During his trip to Viet Nam, the Prime Minister also met with the President of National Assembly of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the National Assembly building in Hanoi.
He also addressed the Viet Nam-Nepal Business Forum in Hanoi and urged them to invest in Nepal. Prime Minister Oli and his delegates also visited Ho Lang Bay, an attractive touristic site, and Ho Chi Minh House. Prime Minister Oli also delivered his speech at Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics where he briefed about Nepal’s current political development and the government’s campaign for prosperity.
Similarly, Prime Minister Oli delivered his speech at the UN Day of Vesak organized in Ha Nam Province where he urged world community to visit in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Prime Minister Oli had also visited the monument of the National Heroes and Martyrs of Viet Nam and offered floral tribute there. Then, he had arrived Cambodia at the friendly invitation of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen. While staying in Cambodia, Prime Minister Oli held bilateral talks with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen. He also met with Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakerei Heng Samrin, President of National Assembly and Senate chair Vibol Sena Pheakdey Say Chhum.
He also visited National Museum, Silver Pagoda and Win-win Monument as well. Likewise, Prime Minister Oli also addressed Cambodia-Nepal Business Forum and the NRN, Cambodia chapter program. The local Cambodian media has commented that the Nepal PM’s ever-first visit to Cambodia remained successful to strengthen the bonds of friendship with the Kingdom and promote economic, trade, tourism and cultural cooperation between the two countries. The Prime Minister went to the Independence Monument, and paid tribute to national heroes and heroines of Cambodia.