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New Delhi, April 19  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he held “fruitful talks” with visiting Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

“We are honoured to welcome President Bidya Devi Bhandari of Nepal. Had fruitful talks with her,” Modi tweeted after calling on Bhandari at Rashtrapati Bhavan where she is staying.

Earlier in the day, Bhandari was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Later, she paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Following this, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary.

The Nepal President arrived here on Monday on a five-day visit to India at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee.

This is Bhandari’s maiden foreign tour after assuming office in October 2015.

She is accompanied by a 33-member delegation that includes Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and Peace and Reconstruction Minister Sita Devi Yadav, five women MPs and senior officials.

She will also visit Gujarat and Odisha before returning to Kathmandu on Friday.

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