Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Ambassador of Nepal presented credentials to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee today (April 30, 2015) at N Bhavan.
In a meeting following the credentials ceremony, the President said the Ambassador was assuming office at a difficult time in the life of the people of Nepal. The devastating earthquake has uprooted the life of a large number of people with huge casualties and tremendous suffering. As soon as India got to know about the earthquake, it extended its hand of co-operation. He spoke to the President of Nepal and assured that India will do whatever possible to assist its close neighbour with whom it has had close relations for centuries. The President said Indians are with the people of Nepal in this hour of distress. They feel strongly for their brothers and sisters who have been affected by this tragedy. India hopes the situation will soon return to normalcy.
Responding to the President’s sentiments, the Nepalese Ambassador said Nepal is struggling to come to terms with the devastation caused by the earthquake. The support and sympathy of the government and people of India is a great source of strength for Nepal. Nepal is grateful for the swift action by the Government of India.