Kathmandu, November 16
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel left for the United Arab Emirates today on a visit at the invitation of UAE’s Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
While in Dubai of the UAE, DPM Pokharel will hold high-level discussions and meetings. He will also attend ‘Dubai Air Show’ as guest in its inauguration taking place today. DPM Pokharel will hold meetings with the UAE’s prime minister, the leadership of the Dubai trade society and high officials of the UAE government.
He will also be holding formal discussion with the Nepali community and foreign investors as per the Government of Nepal’s policy to attract foreign investment for economic prosperity. On Monday evening, DPM Pokharel is scheduled to meet and hold special discussions with the investors and business community of Nepal and various countries as well as with high officials of Dubai Chamber of Commerce on ‘Possibilities of Investment in Nepal’, said Lokendra KC, DPM’s press coordinator. The meeting is to be jointly organised by the Embassy of Nepal, Abu Dhabi, and the Nepali Business Council, Dubai.
Dubai has been organising the ‘Dubai Air Show’ since 1986. Many countries have been taking this event as a show of power. Nepal is participating in this show for the first time. The DPM’s entourage includes Chief of Nepali Army’s Eastern Division Headquarters, Major General Ananta Karki, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central and West Asia and Africa Division, Harishchandra Ghimire, and personal joint-secretary of the DPM.
Defence Secretary Reshmi Raj Pandey and Nepali Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Gaurab Tandul among the officials saw off the DPM and his entourage at the VIP lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport today.
A version of this article appears in print on November 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.