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Modi calls on Nepal President

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi called on visiting President Bidhya Devi Bhandari here on Tuesday.

"Strengthening an age old unique partnership. PM @narendramodi meets President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at @RashtrapatiBhvn," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted along with pictures of the two leaders.

Earlier in the day, Bhandari was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Later, she paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Following this, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary.

Bhandari will call on President Pranab Mukherjee in the evening and attend a banquet hosted by him.

The President arrived here on Monday on a five-day visit to India at the invitation of Mukherjee.

This is Bhandari's maiden foreign tour after assuming office in October 2015.

She is accompanied by a 33-member delegation that includes Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and Peace and Reconstruction Minister Sita Devi Yadav, five women MPs and senior officials.

She will also visit Gujarat and Odisha before returning to Kathmandu on Friday.

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