The relations between Nepal and India have been very cordial despite some small fractions from time to time, which is natural between two close neighbours, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said today.
Oli, who had publicly criticised India for interfering in Nepal's internal affairs and accused it of toppling his government in the past, had pledged to forge a new partnership with New Delhi after his electoral victory.
Prime Minister Oli, who will be visiting Mugu to inaugurate the Karnali Province's Tourism Year 2018-19 starting on April 14.
Nepal faced a crippling economic blockade during Mr. Oli's previous stint from 2015 to 2016 which left an impact on India-Nepal ties. It will also look at the implementation of agreements and pacts, officials said. During the visit, Mr. Oli will call on the President and the Vice President, and will hold talks with Prime Minister Modi, according to a statement by Ministry of External Affairs here on Friday.
He will visit the nation at the invitation of Indian PM Narendra Modi.
He will also visit Pantnagar in Uttarakhand and attend a programme organised at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.
But India was not too sure if Oli would stick to Nepal's time-honoured tradition of every new head of the government undertaking his first overseas visit to India, given his clear preference for China vis a vis India.
India has been prodding Nepal to make the new statute inclusive and broad-based in approach.