The Rt. Hon. President had a meeting with the President of India H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind in a warm and cordial environment in Tokyo this morning. The two Presidents expressed satisfaction over the excellent state of age-old, multifaceted bilateral relations.
The two Presidents appreciated the timely completion of the cross-border petroleum pipeline and expressed hope that other projects would also be implemented in an expeditious manner.
The Presidents underlined the importance of high-level exchanges on a regular basis in order to further advance bilateral relations. In this context, Rt. Hon. President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari renewed her invitation to the President of India H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind to visit Nepal. Expressing his sincere thanks for the invitation, President H.E. Kovind expressed his willingness to visit Nepal and said that he would pay the visit at a convenient time to both sides.
Minister for Home Affairs Hon. Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Ambassador of Nepal to Japan H.E. Mrs. Prativa Rana, Secretary at the Office of the President Dr. Hari Paudel, Principal Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. President Dr. Bhesh Raj Adhikari and other high-ranking officials of the Government of Nepal participated in the meeting. From Indian side, H.E. Shri Sanjay Kothari, Secretary to the President, H.E. Shri Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary, H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan and other high ranking officials of the Government of India were present during the meeting.
Embassy of Nepal
22 October 2019