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Nepalese Prez arrives in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari arrived here today on her first overseas tour during which she will hold talks with top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties.

"Neighbourhood first. Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, arrives in on State Visit to India," the external affairs ministry spokesperson tweeted.

She will hold talks with President and Prime Minister Modi, exploring ways to expand cooperation between the two close neighbours whose ties faced some strains following the agitation by the Madhesi community last year.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister and Minister will also call on the Nepalese President.

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

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 14:22 IST