Warm welcome for President in Nepal

Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:07 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

President Maithripala Sirisena, who left for Nepal to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu yesterday.  

The President was received by the Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and senior officials. A guard of honour was held in honour of President Sirisena.   

The leaders are to adopt the 4th BIMSTEC Summit Declaration ‘Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region’ on 31 August upon the conclusion of the summit. At the conclusion of the summit, the Chairmanship of BIMSTEC will be handed over to Sri Lanka by the current Chair, Nepal.

The President is scheduled to address the Summit on 31 August.  

During his stay in Nepal, President Sirisena will meet with his Nepali counterpart President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. The President will also attend a banquet hosted by the President of Nepal in his honour.