Nepal President Bhandari to hold talks with President, PM

RSTV Bureau

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is on a five-day visit to India is scheduled to hold meetings with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

H.E. Ms Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal arrives in New Delhi on State Visit to India

H.E. Ms Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal arrives in New Delhi on State Visit to India

Bhandari was accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan where President and Prime Minister and senior cabinet colleagues met with accompanying Nepal delegation.

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also call on the visiting dignitary. President Mukherjee will also host a state banquet in honour of the visiting dignitary.

Bhandari arrived in New Delhi along with a high-level delegation comprising Ministers, Members of Parliament and senior officials.

The visit is taking place in the backdrop of intensified bilateral engagements at the political and official levels in recent times.

In the last six months, this is the fourth visit at the Head of State or Head of Government level between the two countries which is unprecedented.

The visit reflects the priority that both the nations attach to further strengthening of their age-old and unique partnership, underpinned by shared historical and cultural linkages and strong people-to-people connections.