President Pranab Mukherjee accompanied by a high-level delegation departed for his three-day state visit to Nepal this morning.
During his visit, President Mukherjee will hold talks with political leadership there besides visiting historical temples of Pashupatinath and Ram Janki. This is the first visit by an Indian head of the state in 18 years to Nepal.
The President’s visit is seen as a “goodwill friendship visit” on the invitation of Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
During the visit, he will hold talks with the President, Prime Minister and other leaders of Nepal.
President Mukherjee is likely to have discussions on various bilateral, regional and international issues of significance like post-earthquake reconstruction projects, concerns of Madhesi community among others.