India prez likely to visit Nepal on Nov 3Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Nepal has been confirmed, and it is likely to begin from November 3.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Nepal has been confirmed, and it is likely to begin from November 3.
During a meeting in New Delhi on Monday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj agreed to expedite preparations for Mukherjee’s visit to Nepal.
Earlier, both sides had agreed that the Indian president would visit Nepal from November 1, but they have now agreed to postpone the date by two days in view of the Tihar festival, which is celebrated as Diwali in India.
“Indian President Mukherjee is most likely to visit Nepal from November 3,” a source told the Post.
The final decision regarding Mukherjee’s visit will be taken during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to India, which is starting from Thursday.
Nepal and India on Monday also held discussions about President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s visit to India, which was earlier cancelled in May.
Nepal has also requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Nepal.
Prime Minister Dahal, who is arriving in New Delhi on a state visit on Thursday, will extend an invitation to Modi to visit Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath.