Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari reached in Bangkok on Friday afternoon. Upon her arrival at the Suvarnabhoomi Airport in Bangkok, President Bhandari was welcomed by the Representative of His Majesty the King of Thailand, Charunthada Karnasuta, Privy Councillor; Representative of the Royal Thai Government, Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society; and the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Deputy Director General of the Department of South Asia, Middle East and African Affairs.
Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand Dr. Khaga Nath Adhikari and other diplomats of Nepal Embassy were also present at the airport to welcome the President.
This afternoon, the President visited the Grand Palace, and paid respect to His late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej by laying floral wreath, the Embassy of Nepal in Thailand stated issuing a press statement. She also signed the Condolence Book kept in the Grand Palace, expressing sorrow at the passing away of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was a popular Thai monarch and a strong supporter and well-wisher of Nepal. President Bhandari expressed, on behalf of the Government and the people of Nepal and on her own, heartfelt condolences to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn and other members of Thai Royal family, Royal Thai Government and the friendly Thai people.
Similarly, the President attended a reception hosted in her honour by Ambassador Dr. Adhikari and Mrs. Adhikari at the Embassy. A large number of Nepalese people in Thailand attended the reception. The President also addressed the Nepalese community during the Reception. During all the programmes, President Bhandari was accompanied Keshav Kumar Budhathoki, accompanying Minister; Dr. Madan Kumar Bhattarai, Foreign Affairs Expert for the President; Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi; Bhupendra Prasad Paudel, Secretary of the Office of the President and other senior officials of the Government of Nepal. President Bhandari is scheduled to leave Bangkok for Colombo tomorrow.