Kathmandu, July 22
Nepal has congratulated new Indian President Draupadi Murmu, expressing its confidence in taking Nepal-India relations to new heights during her term.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba resorted to Twitter to congratulate the president-elect with similar messages.
मित्रराष्ट्र गणतन्त्र भारतका पन्ध्रौँ राष्ट्रपति निर्वाचित हुनुभएकोमा महामहिम द्रौपदी मुर्मूज्यूलाई म हार्दिक बधाई तथा शुभकामना ज्ञापन गर्न चाहन्छु । यहाँको कार्यकालमा हाम्रा दुई देश बिचको सहकार्यले नयाँ उचाई प्राप्त गर्नेमा म पूर्ण विश्वास व्यक्त गर्दछु ।— Bidya Devi Bhandari (@PresidentofNP) July 21, 2022
On behalf of the govt & people of #Nepal, I would like to extend warmest congratulations to Smt Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India. I am confident that the excellent bilateral relations between #Nepal & #India will see newer heights in the days ahead.— Sher Bahadur Deuba (@SherBDeuba) July 21, 2022
India on Thursday officially elected the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Draupadi Murmu as the 15th president of the country, the second woman and the first ethnic minority group member to get the top position.
Correction: This news has been corrected and updated to include congratulatory messages of both President Bhandari and PM Deuba and remove a reference to an apparently fake account with the name of Murmu.