KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of congratulations to King of Malaysia, Yang Di Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V, on his commencement of the reign as the 15th Yang Di Pertuan Agong.

In the message sent on Thursday, President Bhandari expressed confidence that Malaysia would achieve further progress and prosperity under the visionary stewardship of 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

She also expressed confidence that the relations between the two countries would grow further during the new King's reign, stated a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.