"India and Nepal exchange nine agreements for partnership and progress", External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

These include agreements on utilisation of Indian grant of USD 250 million for post-earthquake reconstruction, improving of road infrastructure in Nepal's Terai area, cultural cooperation, transit between Nepal and Bagladesh through Kakarbitta-Banglabandh corridor, operationalisation of Vishakapatnam port and rail transport to and from Vishakapatnam.

The visit of Oli, who arrived here yesterday, is the first bilateral visit by a Prime Minister from the Himalayan nation since 2011 when Baburam Bhattarai visited India.

In 2014, then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala visited India for the swearing-in ceremony of the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

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