August 20, 2016 06:40 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 19: It is confirmed that Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Nepal in the near future.
Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who is visiting India as a special envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Friday handed over an invitation from President Bidya Devi Bhandari to Mukherjee to visit Nepal.
During the meeting between Nidhi and Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, the two leaders agreed to the exchange of three high-level visits between India and Nepal in the near future.
According to a high-level Nepali source, the two ministers reached an understanding to begin high-level exchanges with Prime Minister Dahal’s visit to India. As per the source, Dahal could visit India in September before he attends the United Nations General Assembly.
Likewise, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Nepal after that and President Bhandari will also visit India, giving continuity to the high-level exchanges.