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Rt. Honourable Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Prime Minister of Nepal, called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 24, 2017).

Welcoming the Nepalese Prime Minister, the President congratulated him on becoming the Prime Minister of for the 4th time. He expressed happiness that the Prime Minister of is the first foreign dignitary to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan during his Presidency, and thanked Mr. Deuba for accepting his invitation.

The President congratulated the Government and people of for successfully conducting two phases of local elections. He also conveyed his best wishes for the conduct of the upcoming provincial and federal elections in

The President of India condoled the loss of lives and destruction of property during recent floods in He said the Government and people of India were committed to stand by

The President expressed satisfaction on the state of India-relations which have seen eight high level visits in the past three years. He said that India-relations derive their strength from a shared history, common culture, trade links and an open border. This is symbolised by the national" treatment both countries give to each others citizens. India is looking forward to expanding its economic and development cooperation with Nepal, as per Nepals national priorities.

The President expressed happiness at the large number of Nepalese students studying in India. He emphasised that the Government of India provides several scholarships to Nepalese students, and they are always welcome in India.

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First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 00:20 IST