Main aim of India visit to clear misunderstandings: Nepal PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday said the relations of his country with India were very important, and he was here to clear “misunderstandings” that surfaced in the recent past.

“The main mission of my visit is to clear misunderstandings that surfaced in the last few months and to take back our relations to the same level of enthusiasm when Modi ji visited Nepal in August 2014,” Oli said at a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House here.

The first prime minister of Nepal to visit India after the new Constitution came into being in the Himalayan country, Oli said the two countries have a lot in common and their relations were beyond formality.

He thanked India for all the support it provided to Nepal over the years for its developmental work in various fields.

Oli thanked Modi for providing spontaneous support to Nepal after the earthquake in April last year that killed 8,800 people and destroyed property worth crores.

“The support and solidarity shown by our friends from India turns the heads of Nepalese people,” he said.

“We are equally appreciate of the support of India in our reconstruction drive.”

Earlier in the day, the two prime ministers signed nine agreements following delegation-level talks.

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