Nepal President receives ceremonial reception

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday received ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, here.

She was welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bhandari will hold meetings with President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Modi later in the day.

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.

The Nepal President is also scheduled to attend a business event.

She will be accorded ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Mukherjee will also host a state banquet in honour of the visiting dignitary.

Bhandari arrived in New Delhi Monday afternoon on a five-day visit to India.

She is being accompanied by 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. -Agencies

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