Leading a Nepalese delegation to the World Humanitarian Summit convened by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Kamal Thapa is leaving for Istanbul, Turkey tomorrow. Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs will be accompanied by Mr. Sushil Gyewali, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, as well as other senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs. Permanent Representatives of Nepal to the United Nations in New York and Geneva will also join the delegation in Istanbul.
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit aims to re-inspire and reinvigorate a commitment to humanity and to the universality of humanitarian principles; initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments as well as share best practices which can help save lives around the world. The participants in the Summit will also include representatives from business, aid organizations, civil society, affected communities and youth, among others.
The Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs will pay an official visit to Israel from 24 May to 26 May 2016. He is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister of the State of Israel H. E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu as well as other Israeli leaders during his stay in Israel.
Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Thapa will also lead the Nepalese delegation to the comprehensive high-level midterm review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPOA) being held in Antalya of Turkey from 27 May to 29 May 2016. The IPOA is the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-20 adopted by the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC) held in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2011. The IPOA aims at enabling half the number of least developed countries to meet the criteria for graduation from the LDC category.
Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Thapa is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu on 30 May 2016.
Office of the Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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20 May 2016