Nepal’s Deputy PM calls on President Mukherjee

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Visiting Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi on Saturday called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

“The President said the long-term peace in and stability of a united Nepal is in India’s interest. India will work with Nepal towards this common goal,” an official statement said here.

“The President said India attaches highest priority to its relations with Nepal and remains strongly committed to further strengthening this age-old relationship. India-Nepal relations are firmly embedded in shared geography, history, culture, civilisation and close people-to-people ties,” the statement added.

Mukherjee also congratulated Nidhi on his appointment as the new Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Nepal and wished him success in promoting national cohesion and reconciliation in the Himalayan country.

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