DPM Thapa to leave for Britain on Tuesday

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa is leaving for the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Deputy Prime Minister Thapa will meet his British counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond; Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire; DFID Minister Desmond Swayne; members of the British Parliament and other important members of British society and Nepalis living in the UK during his visit.

During his visit, Deputy Prime Minister Thapa will attend a special Bicentenary Reception hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London on Wednesday to commemorate the 200 years of Nepal-UK relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a press release today.

Senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs will accompany the Deputy Prime Minister.

The next day, Nepali delegation led by the Joint Secretary at the Europe America Division of the Ministry will participate in the second Nepal-UK Bilateral Consultation Meeting.

Minister Thapa is scheduled to return home on 21 December 2015.