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Nepal's President arrives on maiden visit to India

ANI  |  Kathmandu [Nepal] 

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari arrived on her maiden five-day visit to on Monday at 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, she will meet President Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Modi, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister and Minister Arun Jaitley.

She is also scheduled to visit temples in and

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

The visit reflects the priority that both nations attach to further strengthening of their age-old, unique, wide-ranging partnership, underpinned by shared historical and cultural linkages and strong people-to-people connections.

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