India committed to strengthening ties with Nepal: Prez Kovind

Kathmandu: India is committed to working with Nepal’s leadership to further strengthen the wide-ranging bilateral ties for the benefit of people of both the countries, President Ram Nath Kovind has said.

Congratulating Nepal’s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-election for a second term in office, President Kovind said he is committing to working with her to strengthen bilateral ties.

“President Kovind has said that he commits to working together to further strengthen wide-ranging cooperative bilateral ties for the benefit of people of India and Nepal,” Kovind was quoted as saying in a letter to Bhandari by Indian Embassy.

Bhandari, 56, the Left alliance’s candidate, was elected on March 13 with more than a two-thirds majority as she defeated her Nepali Congress (NC) rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the presidential election.PTI

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