Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral ties with Nepal President

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 18 (ANI): Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday during which the duo discussed issues pertaining to bilateral relations. Singh called his meeting with President Bhandari as 'fruitful'. "Had a fruitful meeting with the President of Nepal Ms Bidya Devi Bhandari.We discussed a range of issues pertaining to India-Nepal relations," Singh tweeted. President Bhandari also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Hamid Ansari. Earlier, she received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. She was welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Modi. Bhandari, who yesterday arrived on a five-day visit to India, is being accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ministers, Members of Parliament and senior officials. The visit is taking place in the backdrop of intensified bilateral engagements both at the political and official level in recent times. There had been more than 30 official and ministerial level engagements since the state visit of President Mukherjee to Nepal in November last year which clearly illustrate the wide range and depth of cooperative ties with Nepal. The visit reflects the priority that both nations attach to further strengthening of their age-old and unique partnership, underpinned by shared historical and cultural linkages and strong people-to-people connections. (ANI)