Prime Minister Dahal to visit India from Thursday

1234KATHMANDU, Sept. 12 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ will be paying a State Visit to India from September 15 to 18 at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse Sita Dahal. He will be staying at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi as the State Guest of the Government of India.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is currently in New Delhi in preparation for the high level visit, will accompany the Prime Minister, the MoFA said.

Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak, Members of the Legislature-Parliament, Secretaries and other officials from different Ministries, media persons and representatives of business community will also be part of the delegation.

The Prime Minister will attend a reception to be hosted by the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi on September 15. On September 16, he will attend the Ceremonial Reception and inspect a Guard of Honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

He will then pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. On the same day, Prime Minister ‘Prachanda’ will pay call on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, and hold official meeting with Indian counterpart Modi. Some senior Cabinet members of the Government of India will call on Dahal.

During the visit, Prime Minister will inspect Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Project in Himanchal Pradesh and visit Patanjali Yogpeeth and its industrial/manufacturing units in Haridwar.

Prime Minister is also scheduled to interact with intellectual circle and business community in New Delhi as well as with Nepali community in India during the visit. Prime Minister will return home on September 18.

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