Kathmandu, Nepal, May 08, 2019: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is going to embark eight-day Europe visit from today. Prime Minister Oli will begin his Europe from Switzerland and thereafter move to United Kingdom (UK) and France to engage in different programs.
Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to address a high-level gathering organized to mark the 100th anniversary of International Labor Organization (ILO) on June 10 in Geneva. It is said that 45 heads of state and governments from across the country including Prime Minister Oli will attend in the Geneva program.
According to the Foreign Ministry, Prime Minister Oli will hold the high level bilateral meetings with different world leaders including Norwegian Prime Minister on ranges of issues, particularly on investment issue.
Prime Minister Oli will leave for the UK on June 10 to address the Oxford Union- a debating society in the city of Oxford in England. Oxford Union used to host such an annual program by inviting some prominent personalities including the politicians from across the globe.
Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to hold bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, on June 11. As Nepal and UK share century long bilateral relations after both the countries and have had established diplomatic relationship about 203 years back, Prime Minister Oli’s visit in UK and meeting with its Prime Minister is taken meaningfully. UK Prime Minister May has already resigned from the post.
The government has believed that Prime Minister’s Europe visit would help to strengthen relations and to boost foreign investment. According to the Foreign Ministry, visit to three European countries- Switzerland UK and France- will feature the investment issue prominently.
However, the government is yet to clear that whether the issues related to the British Gurkhas, who have been under discussion for a long time for inequality in pension, would be raised or not during the UK visit.