Monday, 2nd March 2015

PM Koirala off to New Delhi to attend Modi’s swearing-in

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Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has left for New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday morning.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala (C) waves hand prior to India visit at Tribhuvan International Airport, Monday. Koirala is set to attend the swearing-in-ceremony of India’s newly elected PM Narendra Modi today. NN/RHPM Koirala has left the country on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Modi who is swearing-in as India’s new Prime Minister today evening.

The Koirala is accompanied by NC leaders Sujata Koirala and Sashank Koirala, PM’s advisor on foreign affairs Dr. Dinesh Bhattarai and other high-ranking government officials.

Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Bimalendra Nidhi, who is already in India, will join the PM in New Delhi.

During his visit to New Delhi, PM Koirala will meet the Indian PM, and pay a courtesy call on Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the PM is also scheduled to meet Rajnath Singh, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party; Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress; and Dr. Manmohan Singh, outgoing Prime Minister. He will also meet other distinguished political leaders and friends of Nepal.

Similarly, he will meet with other Heads of State/Heads of government attending the swearing-in ceremony.

The PM is scheduled to return home on Wednesday, according to Foreign Ministry.



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