Indian President to visit Nepal next week:official

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/10/29 14:34:31

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will embark on a three-day state visit to Nepal next week, aimed at bolstering bilateral relations, an official from the Indian External Affairs Ministry has said.

His "special goodwill visit", begining November 2, will be the first by an Indian President to the Himalayan country in 18 years and the first after Nepal adopted a democratic constitution, Sudhakar Dalela, spokesman from the Indian External Affairs Ministry said here Friday evening in a press briefing.

During his visit, the Indian President will hold talks with his Nepalese counterpart, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, and Vice President Nanda Kishor Pun and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

"... discussions will cover all range of issues covering all aspects of bilateral issues, regional issues, international issues," Dalela said.

Mukherjee will be accompanied by junior Indian Defense Minister Subhash Bhamre, and some Members of the Indian Parliament, he said.

"We are in a phase of very intensive engagement at a political level and functional level. We are trying to work with Nepal in different areas," the official said.

He added that "There have been, in the field of trade or economics, cases where we have concerns about our people working there but we are working with Nepal."

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