Indian President Kovind accepts invitation to visit Nepal

Narunito enthronement ceremony

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the invitation to visit Nepal from his counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday.

Both Bhandari and Kovind, who are in Japan to attend the ceremony of the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, held a meeting earlier in the morning.

Bhandari had extended the invitation to Kovind during the meeting.

Kovind thanked Bhandari for the invitation and said the arrangement of his visit to Nepal would be made through diplomatic channels.

Both the leaders expressed happiness that Nepal-India bilateral relation is positive and promised to take to wider and multi-dimensional level.

They also discussed the undergoing India assisted projects in Nepal while noting the recently complete cross-border petroleum pipeline as exemplary work.

Kovind also expressed gratitude toward Nepal for issuing three different types of commemorative coins on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak and Nepal Prime Minister’s contributory article in a book published on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.