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Nepal's maiden female President embarks on maiden foreign visit to India

ANI  |  Kathmandu [Nepal] 

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari embarked on her maiden five-day foreign visit to on Monday on the invitation of her Indian counterpart

President Bhandari is leading a 34 member delegation comprising of Foreign Minister Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat and Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Sita Devi Yadav.

During her visit, President Bhandari will meet President Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad as well as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister and Minister Arun Jaitley.

She is also scheduled to visit temples in and Odisha.

This is the first ever visit to by President Bhandari since assuming office in 2015.

She was scheduled to visit last year but the then led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli cancelled the visit citing the laggings in preparations.

Meanwhile, the declared public holidays on the day of President Bhandari's departure and also on her return from New Delhi.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 17:42 IST