Rt. Hon. President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari is leaving for Iceland on Monday to attend Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders being held in Reykjavík on 8-10 November 2022. The Forum is co-hosted by Women Political Leaders (WPL), the Government of Iceland, and the Parliament of Iceland.
Initiated in 2018, the Forum is an annual event convening women leaders across the sectors, including politics, business, civil society, academia, arts and media. It is a platform to deliberate on the best practices on gender equality, empowerment and women leadership.
Women Political Leaders (WPL) has decided to confer this year the prestigious WPL Trailblazer Award on Rt. Hon. President Mrs. Bhandari. The Award is presented to incumbent and former women Presidents and Prime Ministers in recognition of the achievements of the leading women politicians.
During the visit, Rt. Hon. President is scheduled to receive the Award and deliver an acceptance speech. The President will also deliver a keynote speech in the Forum.
Nepali delegation accompanying Rt. Hon. President will include senior officials from the Office of the President and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Rt. Hon. President will return to Nepal on 12 November, 2022.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
4 November, 2022