New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her election as the President of Nepal and expressed hope that under her guidance, the Himalayan republic will move towards peace and stability by accommodating aspirations of all the Nepalese people.
In his message to Bhandari, who is the first woman President of Nepal, Mukherjee said, "your election comes at a critical juncture in Nepal's history. I am confident that under your guidance, the country will move towards peace, stability and development by accommodating the aspirations of all the Nepalese people."
Mukherjee said India attaches highest priority to further development of close and multi-faceted relationship with Nepal.
"As a close friend and neighbour, India will continue to extend all possible assistance and cooperation in accordance with the priorities and wishes of the government and people of Nepal. I look forward to working with you towards further strengthening the understanding and cooperation between our two countries," he said.