LWF General Secretary to visit Nepal

KATHMANDU: General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Geneva, Rev Martin Junge, is scheduled to visit Nepal in the second week of September.

According to a press release, Rev Junge will be in Nepal from September 12 to 19. The objectives of his visit are learning and sharing of humanitarian/development works carried out by LWF Nepal and maintaining a positive relationship with the government and other concerned stakeholders.

Rev Junge will be meeting high level government dignitaries, government officials, representatives of humanitarian and development organisations, implementing partners, community people, journalists and other stakeholders. He will also observe field work carried out by LWF Nepal and its implementing partners in Jhapa, Morang and Kavre district. In addition, he will be visiting the earthquake and flood affected areas.

Country Director of LWF Nepal, Prabin Manandhar said, “We are honoured and encouraged to welcome Rev Dr Martin Junge and show him the areas LWF Nepal has been working at. We believe his visit will strengthen the partnership with Nepal.”

Rev Martin Junge is the first Latin American general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation. He was elected by the LWF Council in 2009 and assumed office on November 1, 2010.