Swaraj receives PM Dahal at Indira Gandhi Int’l Airport

Published On: September 15, 2016 01:29 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 15:  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dhal has reached Indian capital New Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

Indian External Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed PM Dahal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Dahal is on a four-day state visit, leading a 125-member delegation, at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. 

Dahal and Swaraj had a brief talk at the  VVIP lounge at the airport. 

PM Dahal's schedule 

During the visit, PM Dahal shall hold an interaction with Nepali community immediately after he reaches India on Thursday. The interaction to be organized by Nepali Embassy will be attended by Nepali industrialists, industrialists and entrepreneurs, students, political activists and media person. 

On September 16, the PM is scheduled to attend the guard of honour ceremony to be organized at the Rastrapati Bhawan, and also lay a wreath at cemetery of Mahatma Gandhi, reaching Rajghat the same day. 

On the same day, he will pay a courtesy call on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. After the courtesy call, he will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior ministers and other officials. 

Likewise, Prime Minister Dahal is scheduled to visit the under-construction Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower project in Himanchal state, and also observe the Patanjali Yogpeeth and related industries in Haridwar. 

The Prime Minister will be holding an interaction with Nepali industrialists and businessmen based in New Delhi. He will return home on September 18, adds the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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