President Bhandari flies off to Sri Lanka via Thailand

Published On: May 12, 2017 10:26 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari left Kathmandu on Friday on her officials visit to Sri Lanka.

Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar and other government officials bade farewell to the President Bhandari at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

President is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka until May 16. She is visiting Sri Lanka at the cordial invitation of the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena. 

According to Foreign Ministry, the President will spend a day in Thailand on her way to Sri Lanka. 

Minister for General Administration, Keshab Kumar Budhathoki, is accompanying the President.

The President will address the closing ceremony of the United Nations Vesak Conference in Kandy, Sri Lanka, as the Chief Guest on Sunday.  She will also pay homage to Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha in Kandy. During the visit, she will hold a meeting with Sri Lankan President Sirisena. 

While in Thailand, President Bhandari will pay respect to the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej by presenting condolences wreath at the royal funeral urn at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 

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