President Bhandari invites Indian counterpart to visit Nepal

Published On: October 22, 2019 11:05 AM NPT By: RSS

TOKYO, Oct 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is currently visiting Japan to attend the enthronement proclamation ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, held a meeting with her Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday morning.

According to officials, the Indian president accepted the invitation extended by his Nepali counterpart for Nepal visit. Both the sides agreed to finalize the dates of the visit through diplomatic channels. 

On the occasion, both sides expressed satisfaction over the current state of Nepal-India relations. They also agreed to further deepen the existing multi-faceted bilateral cooperation. 

The two presidents expressed happiness over the progress made on the India-funded projects in Nepal. "They also noted the early completion of the cross-border petroleum pipeline saying that it was an exemplary project," Foreign Affairs Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi told RSS correspondent Shyam Rimal in Tokyo. 

On the occasion, the Indian side extended gratitude to Nepal for issuing three different types of commemorative coins on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak and Nepal Prime Minister's contributory article in a book published on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, according to the foreign secretary.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Foreign Secretary Bairagi and Nepali Ambassador to Japan Prateeva Rana, were among those present in the meeting. Similarly, Foreign Secretary of India Vijay Keshav Gokhale and Indian Ambassador to Japan Sanjay Kumar Verma, among others were present from the Indian side.

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