Kathmandu, Feb 9 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Nepal on Tuesday to pay homage to the country’s former prime minister Sushil Koirala.
Koirala died of cardiac arrest after suffering from a bout of pneumonia in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
“Arriving to mourn a bridge-builder and friend of India. EAM @SushmaSwaraj with all party delegation in Kathmandu,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Koirala will be cremated on Wednesday and will be honoured with a state funeral and public holiday.
The Government of Nepal expressed shock over the untimely demise of the former prime minister and offered its heartfelt condolences on his death.
“Nepal government will always remember the contribution of Koirala in the promulgation of new constitution in Nepal’s constitution,” stated a press statement issued by Prime Minister’s office after the Cabinet meeting. (ANI)