Rt. Hon. President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari and Hon. Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka visited the British Embassy in Kathmandu today to sign the book of condolence on passing away of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Writing a message in the condolence book, Rt. Hon. President extended heartfelt condolences to His Majesty King Charles III, the Royal Family and the friendly Government and people of the United Kingdom. The President stated that the late Queen was a devoted and compassionate guardian for the United Kingdom and for Nepal she was a great well-wisher.
Rt. Hon. President also sent today a message of condolence to His Majesty King Charles III of the United Kingdom. In her message, the President stated that this tragedy has stunned not only the United Kingdom but also the people around the world who knew the late Queen as a caring leader and a great human being. The President also stated that the late Queen’s rich legacy of public service will be remembered for years to come.
Recalling the State Visits of Queen Elizabeth to Nepal in 1961 and 1986, Rt. Hon. President mentioned that the late Queen’s contribution to strengthening the bond of Nepal-UK relationship was immense.
Likewise, in his condolence message to Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba has paid tribute to the late Queen as a respected world leader who distinguished herself with duty, honour and service to the nation and the humanity.
Recalling the contributions made by the late Queen to the strengthening of Nepal-UK relations and her close connection with Nepal represented by her two State Visits, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister stated that in her passing away, Nepal has lost a great admirer and friend.
Separately, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Dr. Narayan Khadka has also sent a message of condolence to Rt. Hon. James Cleverly MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, expressing profound sorrow on the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
9 September 2022