President Mukherjee holds bilateral talks with Nepalese counterpart

| Updated: Nov 02, 2016 20:04 IST

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 today. 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)
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