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President Bhandari heads to Iceland

2022 Nov 07, 19:57, Kathmandu
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari speaking at a programme, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Photo: THT

President Bidya Devi Bhandari left here this evening on a six-day-long official visit to Iceland.

President Bhandari is to attend Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders being held in Reykjavík of Iceland on 8-10 November 2022. The Forum is co-hosted by Women Political Leaders (WPL), the Government of Iceland, and the Parliament of Iceland.

Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota and Chairperson of National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina bade farewell to the President at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Earlier, a band of Nepali Army offered a salute to the President.

It may be noted that Women Political Leaders (WPL) has decided to confer the prestigious WPL Trailblazer Award this year on President Bhandari.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Bhandari is scheduled to receive the Award and deliver an acceptance speech. The President will also deliver a keynote speech in the Forum.

President’s daughter Usha Kiran Bhandari, Foreign Affairs Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal and other officials have accompanied the President.

The President is scheduled to return home on November 12.


President Bidya Devi Bhandari Nanda Bahadur Pun Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota Tribhuvan International Airport
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