"The latest data shows that 96,372 Indian tourists visited Nepal in the period while the number of Chinese was 71,379. The number of tourists from the US was 43,816, while the number of Japanese tourists stood at 13, 851," the Himalayan Times reported.
Oli, who returned from his six-day visit to China on Sunday, was briefing Parliament about his recent "positive" visit to Beijing and highlighted the agreements the two countries inked during the trip.
The two sides will discuss three key cross-border routes that Nepal has sought from India to expand its international air routes: Janakpur in the South, Nepalgunj in the mid-western and Mahendranagar in the far western regions.
Vijay Gokhale's remark comes a day after Nepalese prime minister K P Sharma Oli urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to allow exchange of demonetised high-value Indian currency notes held by the country's banks and the general public at the earliest.
The two sides held extensive and productive discussions on a variety of issues relating to bilateral trade, transit and economic relations, according to a press release issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
Her visit is being considered significant in the political spectrum here. Swaraj is the first senior Indian minister to visit Nepal after the conclusion of elections to local bodies, provincial assemblies and federal Parliament.