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India visit to promote goodwill says Nepal President

India visit to promote goodwill says Nepal President

Kathmandu : Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is embarking on her maiden foreign visit to India next week, said her visit will focus on promoting goodwill and strengthening bilateral ties between two nations.

“This is basically a goodwill visit and will focus to strengthen bilateral relations,” the Himalayan Times quoted her as saying.

The Nepal President is scheduled to leave for New Delhi at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on May 9.

She will be staying at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi and is set to hold talks with Indian President and meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 10.

President Bhandari said that her discussions in India wouldn’t touch any controversial issue and she will try to clear all misunderstandings between the two nations.

During her stay, senior ministers, including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and leaders of various political parties will also call on her.

From New Delhi, President Bhandari will head for Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain city, to attend the month-long Simhastha Kumbh Mela on May 12. (ANI)