KATHMANDU: As many as 239 delegates from 53 countries and multilateral agencies have confirmed their participation in the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction, scheduled for Thursday, June 25, in Kathmandu, the government said on Tuesday.
Organising a press conference here in the Capital, the government briefed the media about the preparations of ICNR-2015. Minister for Finance Dr Ram Sharan Mahat and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey were present on the occasion. Theme of the conference is “Towards a Resilient Nepal”.
A secretariat has been set up at the Ministry of Finance to oversee the preparations, it was informed in the press conference.
Though a total of 70 countries and multilateral agencies were invited to take part in the conference, only 53–19 multilateral agencies, 30 countries and four agencies USAID, JICA, DFID and IFRC– have confirmed their participation so far.
Among the participants are ministers from seven countries including foreign ministers of India, China and Norway, finance ministers of Bhutan and Bangladesh, disaster management minister of Sri Lanka and state minister for foreign minister of Japan.
Objectives of International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction