Kathmandu [Nepal], Nov. 2 (ANI
): President Pranab Mukherjee
held a bilateral meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Vidyadevi Bhandari
at the Sheetal Niwas here on various regional, bilateral and international issues.
The President arrived in Nepal this afternoon on a three-day state visit to the country.
On his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), President Mukherjee was received by his Nepalese counterpart and was given a Guard of Honour by a troop of Nepal Army, reports the Himalayan Times.
A state banquet will also be hosted by President Bhandari this evening in honour of the visiting dignitary.
A public holiday has been announced by the government today in honour of the visiting President.
President Mukherjee is also scheduled to meet Nepal's Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal
President Mukherjee, who will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, will also be attending a function hosted by the Kathmandu University to honour him with an honorary degree on November 3.
He will be delivering a speech at a seminar of Niti Anusandhan Pratisthan Nepal and India Foundation.
On November 4, President Mukherjee will visit Janakpur and Pokhara and will also perform a puja at the Janakpur-based Janaki Temple.
He will be returning India on the same day.
This is the first visit by an Indian President to Nepal in 18 years. (ANI