Foreign Minister Gyawali meets UN Secretary-General

Kathmandu, October 1

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali met with Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres at the latter’s office in New York yesterday.

During the meeting, views to further strengthen cooperation between Nepal and the UN were exchanged.

Gyawali appreciated the secretary-general’s reform agenda and reiterated Nepal’s commitment to working with the UN in areas of peace, development and prosperity.

He extended a formal invitation to the secretary-general on behalf of Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli  to participate in the first episode of Sagarmatha Sambaad to be held in Kathmandu on the theme of climate change in April next year.

Secretary-General Guterres commended Nepal for its contributions to UN peace operations. He further stated that the UN would continue to support Nepal’s development efforts and the process of institution building, said a press release issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United States in New York.

Later in the afternoon, Gyawali visited the Consulate General of Nepal in New York. He advised the Consulate General staff to work hard to promote Nepal’s economic diplomacy with special focus on trade, investment, technology and tourism linkages.

Gyawali interacted with representatives of Non-resident Nepalese Association in the evening. He underlined the role of NRNs in Nepal’s socioeconomic development and urged them to contribute in all possible ways to the country’s goal of development and prosperity.

Upon completion of the visit, the foreign minister and his delegation are scheduled to leave for Kathmandu tomorrow, read the release.