A two-day ‘Nepal Promotion Programme for Honorary Consuls General/Consuls of Nepal’ was organized by the Ministry on 26-27 June 2019 in Kathmandu.
The Programme was the first of its kind aimed at orienting Nepal’s Honorary Consuls General/Consuls (HCG/HCs) abroad on different aspects of economic diplomacy including trade, investment, tourism and foreign employment.
The HCG/HCs had a collective call on the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Mr. K P Sharma Oli this morning. During the call on, the Prime Minister appreciated their contributions made towards the cause of Nepal and Nepali people and urged them to focus their efforts on promoting Nepal as an attractive destination for tourism and foreign investment.
In his keynote speech at the inaugural session of the Programme yesterday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali shared with the participants the recent achievements made by Nepal in the areas of political and socio-economic development. He advised the HCG/HCs to further promote Nepal’s economic diplomacy in line with the national aspiration of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ and the development priorities of the Government of Nepal.
Delivering his remarks at the concluding session, Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi urged the HCG/HCs to continue promoting Nepal’s development priorities in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nepali Missions abroad.
Over the last two days, various presentations were made by the experts from both government and private sectors on the issues such as Nepal’s foreign policy priorities, trade, investment and tourism potentials, foreign employment, protection of the interests of Nepali diaspora, and consular and visa services, among others.
The participating HCG/HCs expressed their happiness on the opportunity to attend the Programme and exchanged views on better promoting Nepal’s interests abroad.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
27 June 2019