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Nepal president leaves for India

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

President Bidya Devi Bhandari left for today on her first foreign visit, during which she will hold talks with the top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties.

She left for in a special Airlines flight from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The TIA had yesterday announced a 35-minute flight restriction from 10:30am to 11:05am local time for security reasons.



has announced a public holiday today to mark her visit. As per custom, public holidays are announced in whenever the head of the state embarks on an official foreign visit.

April 22, when she returns home, will also be a public holiday in

She is visiting at the invitation of President and will stay at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

It will be Bhandari's first official visit abroad after assuming the office in October 2015. A high-level delegation comprising several ministers and MPs is accompanying her.

In the past six months, there have been several high- level visits between and Prime Minister 'Prachanda' visited twice - in September and October - and President Mukherjee visited Kathmandu in November.

Bhandari, 55, was scheduled to visit in May last year, but the trip was cancelled after the then Cabinet did not endorse her visit programme, citing lack of preparations on the part of the

In India, she will hold talks with President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, exploring ways to expand cooperation between the two neighbours whose ties were strained over the agitation by the Madhesi community last year.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also call on the president.

The bilateral ties between the two countries faced turbulence last year due to the Madhesi agitation and the subsequent blockade of border trading points which halted the supply of essential goods to landlocked from

Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, had been demanding that the new Constitution be amended to include their concerns about adequate political representation and redrawing of federal boundaries.

MEA's Joint Secretary (North) Sudhakar Dalela said in yesterday that Bhandari's visit will reflect the priority that attaches to strengthen the "age-old and unique partnership with Nepal, shared cultural and historical linkages, and strong people-to-people relationship."

Tomorrow, she will attend a business event organised by industry chambers CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM. She is also scheduled to visit Gujarat and Odisha and pay obeisance at temples of Dwarka, Somnath and Puri.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Nepal president leaves for India

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari left for India today on her first foreign visit, during which she will hold talks with the top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties. She left for New Delhi in a special Nepal Airlines flight from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The TIA had yesterday announced a 35-minute flight restriction from 10:30am to 11:05am local time for security reasons. Nepal government has announced a public holiday today to mark her visit. As per custom, public holidays are announced in Nepal whenever the head of the state embarks on an official foreign visit. April 22, when she returns home, will also be a public holiday in Nepal. She is visiting India at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee and will stay at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It will be Bhandari's first official visit abroad after assuming the office in October 2015. A high-level delegation comprising several ministers and MPs is accompanying her. In the past six months, ... President Bidya Devi Bhandari left for today on her first foreign visit, during which she will hold talks with the top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties.

She left for in a special Airlines flight from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The TIA had yesterday announced a 35-minute flight restriction from 10:30am to 11:05am local time for security reasons.

has announced a public holiday today to mark her visit. As per custom, public holidays are announced in whenever the head of the state embarks on an official foreign visit.

April 22, when she returns home, will also be a public holiday in

She is visiting at the invitation of President and will stay at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

It will be Bhandari's first official visit abroad after assuming the office in October 2015. A high-level delegation comprising several ministers and MPs is accompanying her.

In the past six months, there have been several high- level visits between and Prime Minister 'Prachanda' visited twice - in September and October - and President Mukherjee visited Kathmandu in November.

Bhandari, 55, was scheduled to visit in May last year, but the trip was cancelled after the then Cabinet did not endorse her visit programme, citing lack of preparations on the part of the

In India, she will hold talks with President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, exploring ways to expand cooperation between the two neighbours whose ties were strained over the agitation by the Madhesi community last year.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also call on the president.

The bilateral ties between the two countries faced turbulence last year due to the Madhesi agitation and the subsequent blockade of border trading points which halted the supply of essential goods to landlocked from

Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, had been demanding that the new Constitution be amended to include their concerns about adequate political representation and redrawing of federal boundaries.

MEA's Joint Secretary (North) Sudhakar Dalela said in yesterday that Bhandari's visit will reflect the priority that attaches to strengthen the "age-old and unique partnership with Nepal, shared cultural and historical linkages, and strong people-to-people relationship."

Tomorrow, she will attend a business event organised by industry chambers CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM. She is also scheduled to visit Gujarat and Odisha and pay obeisance at temples of Dwarka, Somnath and Puri.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Nepal president leaves for India

President Bidya Devi Bhandari left for today on her first foreign visit, during which she will hold talks with the top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties.

She left for in a special Airlines flight from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The TIA had yesterday announced a 35-minute flight restriction from 10:30am to 11:05am local time for security reasons.

has announced a public holiday today to mark her visit. As per custom, public holidays are announced in whenever the head of the state embarks on an official foreign visit.

April 22, when she returns home, will also be a public holiday in

She is visiting at the invitation of President and will stay at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

It will be Bhandari's first official visit abroad after assuming the office in October 2015. A high-level delegation comprising several ministers and MPs is accompanying her.

In the past six months, there have been several high- level visits between and Prime Minister 'Prachanda' visited twice - in September and October - and President Mukherjee visited Kathmandu in November.

Bhandari, 55, was scheduled to visit in May last year, but the trip was cancelled after the then Cabinet did not endorse her visit programme, citing lack of preparations on the part of the

In India, she will hold talks with President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, exploring ways to expand cooperation between the two neighbours whose ties were strained over the agitation by the Madhesi community last year.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also call on the president.

The bilateral ties between the two countries faced turbulence last year due to the Madhesi agitation and the subsequent blockade of border trading points which halted the supply of essential goods to landlocked from

Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, had been demanding that the new Constitution be amended to include their concerns about adequate political representation and redrawing of federal boundaries.

MEA's Joint Secretary (North) Sudhakar Dalela said in yesterday that Bhandari's visit will reflect the priority that attaches to strengthen the "age-old and unique partnership with Nepal, shared cultural and historical linkages, and strong people-to-people relationship."

Tomorrow, she will attend a business event organised by industry chambers CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM. She is also scheduled to visit Gujarat and Odisha and pay obeisance at temples of Dwarka, Somnath and Puri.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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