President leaves for India on her first foreign visit
KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday morning left for New Delhi in India to pay a five-day state visit to the southern neighbour.
It is the President's first foreign visit since her election to the top post in October 2015.
Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Speaker Onsari Gharti among others saw Bhandari off at the Tribhuvan International Airport today.
President Bhandari will lead a 34-member team comprising Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat and Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Sita Devi Yadav.
The government has announced a public holiday today on the occasion of the President's departure.
Upon the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee, the President would stay at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as a state guest.
The President would return home on Friday, April 21.