President Bhandari, FM Gyawali urge Nepali diaspora, industrialists to invest in Nepal

QATAR: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged Nepali diaspora in Qatar to make investments in Nepal adding that time has come for our collective effort to lead a prosperous Nepal.

Addressing a common forum of Nepalis residing in Qatar, President Bhandari urged all Nepalis to join hands for the nation’s development and prosperity. She further stated that the government has created an investment friendly environment and has developed laws for the same with the establishment of political stability in Nepal.

Representatives from Qatar-Nepal Friendship Association, industrialists and others also were present at the programme organized by Embassy of Nepal, Qatar.

President Bhandari, who is in the State of Qatar for a four-day official visit, shared that intensive discussions were held on the issues of bilateral interests and mutual cooperation with the Amir of Qatar during the bilateral talks. She said that issues of Nepali migrant workers were also raised at the meeting.

On the occasion, she expressed the confidence that Nepal-Qatar ties would be further strengthened while investment from Qatar would usher in Nepal.

Also addressing the same programme, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said Qatar is Nepal’s trustworthy friend and the labour relation has further strengthened the bilateral ties.

Different agreements and understandings made during this visit would further deepen the two nations' relations, he said.

The Foreign Affairs Minister also argued that we should move ahead by changing the format of Nepal-Qatar labour relations. Minister Gyawali stated that Nepal cannot become a developed nation by receiving remittances by exporting its human resources and that the government is working to create jobs in the country.