Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari accorded ceremonial welcome

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari accorded ceremonial welcome

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari accorded ceremonial welcome

A ceremony was held in the Nepal embassy of New Delhi where President Vidya Devi Bhandari had said the election will be held on schedule time.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also called on Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Nepalese Home Ministry officials said the two days will be public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and arrival of Bhandari after concluding her five-day visit to India. "Had fruitful talks with her", Modi tweeted.

She said achievements made by India in economic, social, scientific and other fields are remarkable and Nepal is keen to benefit from India's success.

"Nepal has undergone political transformation of historic proportion in recent years".

"We have maintained our focus on the implementation of ongoing connectivity and development projects such as terai roads, cross-border rail line linkages, development of integrated check posts on the border, cross-border oil pipeline and cross-border transmission lines", Dalela said.

India is supplying 80 MW more through the Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar (Nepal) transmission line from this year. The minister further said that India's interest lies in ensuring a prosperous, peaceful and developing Nepal.

She said that her country faces several challenges and its utilisation of resources has been "way below the mark".

Nepal on Monday gave a clear indication that it will go ahead with the upcoming election process.

The government of Nepal has scheduled its local election on May 14.

It will be Bhandari's first official visit overseas after assuming the office in October 2015.

In the last six months, this is the fourth visit to the Head of State or Head of Government level between the two countries which is unprecedented.

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