KATHMANDU — Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid have congratulated Bidya Devi Bhandari on her reelection as president of Nepal.
President Bhandari was sworn in as President for the second time on Wednesday.
According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kathmandu, President Xi congratulated President Bhandari on her assumption of the Office of the President of Nepal.
The President of the People’s Republic of China, in the congratulatory message, has said that China attaches great importance to the development of China-Nepal relations and expressed his readiness to work together to promote bilateral relationship.
Likewise, Indian President Kovind congratulated to his Nepali counterpart Bhandari on her election as President for the second term.
President Kovind, in his message, has expressed confidence that under her wise guidance, Nepal will move forward on the path of prosperity and all-round development.
President Kovind has also mentioned that India attaches highest priority to advancing its close and multifaceted partnership with Nepal, according to a separate press statement issued by MoFA on Thursday.
Similarly, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid has also joined in congratulating President Bhandari on her reelection. Hamid, in a message of congratulations, has reiterated the high importance that Bangladesh attaches to its relations with Nepal and expressed commitment to working closely for further strengthening relationship for the mutual benefit, MoFA said.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Amjad Hussain B Sial, on behalf of all officials of the SAARC Secretariat, felicitated President Bhandari on her reelection.
In his letter addressed to the president, Secretary General Sial said her reelection is amply indicative of the trust and confidence that the people of Nepal rest in her sagacious leadership.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.