Rt Hon’ble President, Ms Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in New Delhi today for the 5-day State Visit to India at the invitation of His Excellency Mr Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India. Upon her arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, the Rt Hon’ble President was received by Her Excellency Ms Krishna Raj, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, His Excellency Mr Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Ambassador of Nepal to India, His Excellency Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal and other officials of both governments.
Rt Hon President’s delegation from Kathmandu comprises of Hon Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Ms Sita Devi Yadav, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, Mr Shanker Das Bairagi, the Foreign Secretary, Advisors to the Rt Hon President and other officials of the Government of Nepal and media persons.
The Visit is yet another important event in the continuation of high level engagements between the political leadership of the two countries. The Visit will contribute to further consolidate close and friendly relations that exist between the two countries.
On the first day of the Visit today, the Rt Hon President is scheduled to attend welcome programme organized at the Embassy of Nepal with the Nepali community living in India. She will also attend the reception dinner organized by the Ambassador of Nepal to India in her honour. Ministers and other officials of the Government of India, political leaders, diplomatic community based in New Delhi are among the invites at the reception.
Prior to the above two events, the Rt Hon President will be called on this afternoon by His Excellency Mr Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of New Delhi and leaders of various political parties of India.
The main official engagements of the Rt Hon President have been scheduled for tomorrow.
Embassy of Nepal,
April 17, 2017