India (New Delhi), April 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari landed in Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi, India on Monday. Leading a 33-member delegation, President Bhandari had left for New Delhi this morning.
She has reached there for a five-day official visit at the friendly invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. India’s Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj was at the airport to receive President Bhandari.
Prior to this, Nepal’s Ambassador for India Deep Kumar Upadhyay welcomed the President. Hereafter , the President will head to the Rastrapati Bhawan where she will stay as a state guest.
President’s delegation from Kathmandu comprises Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, Sita Devi Yadav, Foreign Secretary, Shanker Das Bairagi, advisors to the President and other officials of the Government of Nepal and media persons.
The Visit is yet another important event in the continuation of high level engagements between the political leadership of the two countries. It will contribute to further consolidate close and friendly relations that exist between the two countries, added the press release.