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Nepal PM Dahal accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Updated: Sep 16, 2016 17:48 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 16 (ANI): Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was on Friday morning accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan here in the presence of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Dahal, who is on a four-day visit to India, is scheduled to hold talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Modi in the latter part of the day.

The visiting dignitary arrived in New Delhi yesterday.

On his arrival, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met the Nepalese Prime Minister.

External Affairs Ministry said that India will take this opportunity to understand the developmental priorities of the new Nepalese Prime Minister.

He will also visit Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Project in Himachal Pradesh tomorrow.

This is Dahal's first foreign bilateral visit after he assumed office last month.

The visit will provide an opportunity for both the sides to discuss issues of mutual interest and seek ways to strengthen the age-old friendly ties. (ANI)