Modi, Mukherjee receive Bhandari at Rastrapati Bhawan

Kathmandu, April 18

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have jointly received President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Forecourt outside the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, where she is to meet top Indian leaders throughout the day.

Bhandari, who is on a five-day visit to India, will meet India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at 11:30 in the morning and Home Minister Rajnath Singh at 12:15. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet the President at 3:45 pm.

Similarly, the President will meet Indian businesspeople and industrialists in the afternoon. At 4 pm, she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and at 5 Vice-president Hameed Ansari.

Mukherjee and Bhandari will have one-on-one talks at 7 in the evening. The two Presidents will then take part in a reception organised by Mukherjee. Both Presidents are expected to speak on the occasion.

Bhandari will then fly to Orissa on Wednesday and to Gujarat on Thursday. She will return home on Friday.

All photos: MEA, India


Published on April 18th, Tuesday, 2017 11:00 AM

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