PM Modi & Mongolian Prez jointly unveils statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery

Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Prime Minister Modi and the Mongolian President jointly unveiled a statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video-conferencing. Mr. Battulga will meet Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. He will also participate in an India-Mongolia Business Forum in New Delhi.

In the evening, the visiting dignitary will meet President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bahavan where India and Mongolia are expected to sign and exchange agreements in different fields. A Banquet will be hosted by President Kovind in honour of the visiting President.

In the morning, Mr. Battulga was accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind welcomed the visiting dignitary. Later, Mr. Battulga paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Mongolian President arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a five-day state visit to India. This is the first State Visit by a Mongolian President in last ten years. During his stay, the Mongolian President will visit Agra where he is scheduled to attend an event. He will also be paying a visit to Bodh Gaya before leaving for Karnataka where he will hold meeting with state Governor and attend a programme on Monday.

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