Nepal Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali left for India capital New Delhi on Friday to attend the funeral ceremony of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, The Kathmandu Post reports. Minister Gyawali is representing the government and people of Nepal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted.
The mortal remains of former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be cremated at 4 pm at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal between Shanti Van and Vijay Ghat in New Delhi.
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli extended his heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the government and people of India and the bereaved family members of late Vajpayee.
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli tweeted “I am deeply shocked to learn that former Prime Minister of India Atal Behari Vajpayee has passed away in New Delhi. On behalf of the Government of and people of Nepal and on my own, I extend respect to late Vajpayee.”
Meanwhile, Nepali Congress (NC) acting president Bimalendra Nidhi has also left for New Delhi to attend the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Nidhi is attending the funeral on behalf of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba who is currently out of the country.