Nepal President to visit India on Jan 27

President Ram Baran Yadav plans to visit India later this month to deepen the bilateral ties, amid the political crisis that has caused concerns in New Delhi.

Updated: Jan 21, 2011, 00:52 AM IST

Kathmandu: President Ram Baran Yadav
plans to visit India later this month to deepen the bilateral
ties, amid the political crisis that has caused concerns in
New Delhi.

During a meeting with Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao
on Tuesday, Yadav said he was looking forward to the
forthcoming official visit to India from January 27, the
second after assuming office in July 2008.

Rao extended greetings from the President of India,
adding that a warm welcome awaits him in New Delhi.

Besides the Indian capital, Yadav will also visit
Kolkata and Chandigarh.

Yadav will attend a special function to mark the 177th
anniversary of Calcutta University, his alma mater where he
studied medical science.

The first president of Nepal will also attend a
convocation programme in Chandigarh from where he received his
post graduate degree.

He visited India in February last year on a four-day
tour.

As Nepal struggles to bring its fragile peace process
on track, India`s top diplomat extended New Delhi`s full
support to it for a satisfactory culmination of the transition
and strengthening of a democratic set up.

Rao has held high-level consultations with top
leaders, including Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and
leader of the main Opposition Prachanda.

PTI