Nepal President meets Modi

Nepal President meets Modi

SAM Staff,
Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukharjee

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on Tuesday to hold bilateral talks.

In the meeting with PM Modi this afternoon, President Bhandari said Nepal government is striving to implement the new constitution and underscored the need for support from international community including India for the same.  The duo discussed bilateral relations and the current political situation in Nepal.

“We are honoured to welcome President Bidya Devi Bhandari of Nepal. Had fruitful talks with her,” Modi tweeted after calling on Bhandari at Rashtrapati Bhavan where she is staying.

Earlier in the day, Bhandari was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Later, she paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

According to Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat, PM Modi said that India has always been standing by Nepal and Nepali people and would continue its support in Nepal’s development efforts.

It has been learnt that Modi didn’t talk about the local level elections slated for May 14 and the ongoing dissatisfaction in Nepal’s Terai region. Instead, he expressed his readiness to strengthen the people-to-people relations between the two neighbours.

This is Ms Bhandari’s first foreign tour after assuming office in October 2015.