The Nepalese President will also visit the Dwarka and Somnath Temples in Gujarat and the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.
New Delhi: Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday reached New Delhi on a five-day official visit to India. “Neighbourhood first. H.E. Ms Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, arrives in New Delhi on state visit to India,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.
The Nepalese President will also visit the Dwarka and Somnath Temples in Gujarat and the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. This is her first state visit abroad after assuming the office in October 2015. She is visiting at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee.
“A high-level delegation comprising minister, members of Parliament and senior officials will be accompanying her. Her visit will reflect the priority that India attaches to further strengthening the age-old and unique partnership with Nepal, shared cultural and historical linkages and strong people-and-people relationship,” Joint Secretary (North) in the ministry of external affairs (MEA) Sudhakar Dalela had said on Sunday.
The Nepalese President will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, vice-president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and other leaders during the visit.