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Indian President accepts Bhandari’s invitation to visit Nepal

Kathmandu, October 22

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the invitation from Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari to come to Nepal. Both Kovind and Bhandari are currently in Japan attending the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito.

This is the first-ever meeting between the two presidents. On the occasion, both sides expressed satisfaction on Nepal-India relations and also expressed determination to make it wider and multi-dimensional.

He also informed that the arrangements of the visit will be made through diplomatic channels. Kovind has already visited Nepal in 2006 as a member of the parliament.

The two Presidents also discussed the progress of the projects being executed in Nepal with the Indian assistance and noted the early construction of the petroleum pipeline was an exemplary work, informed Foreign Affairs Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi.

Both sides expressed optimism for the smooth implementation of other projects as well.

India has also extended thanks to Nepal for issuing three different types of commemorative coins on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak and Nepal Prime Minister’s contributory article in a book published on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Also, present on the occasion from the Nepali side were Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Foreign Secretary Bairagi and Nepali Ambassador to Japan Prateeva Rana, among others. Similarly, Foreign Secretary Bijaya Gokhle and Indian Ambassador to Japan Sanjaya Barma, among others were present from the Indian side.

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Published on October 22nd, Tuesday, 2019 3:23 PM


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