Press release on telephone conversation between the Prime Ministers of Nepal and Qatar

Press Release

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Mr. K P Sharma Oli held telephone conversation with the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar H. E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani this evening.

The two Prime Ministers discussed about the excellent state of bilateral relations between Nepal and the State of Qatar which has been further strengthened  after the visit to Qatar by the President of Nepal Rt. Hon. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari in October 2018. The two Prime Ministers underlined the importance to continue exchange of high level visits to further promote and consolidate the mutually beneficial bilateral relations.

The two Prime Ministers also exchanged in details the efforts made by their respective Governments to fight against COVID-19. Prime Minister Oli appreciated effective steps taken by the State of Qatar to contain spread of the pandemic and thanked the Qatari Government for the support and care provided to the Nepali nationals at this difficult time. Prime Minister Oli expressed full confidence that Nepali nationals will not face any difficulty and receive full support of the Government of Qatar in terms of livelihoods, employment security and necessary social protection as well as medical care.

The Prime Minister of Qatar appreciated Nepali nationals as honest, diligent and hardworking people and assured for their necessary protection and care without any discrimination and conveyed that they should not to be worried about it.

Prime Minister Oli thanked the Government of State of Qatar for the release of 17 Nepali nationals from different prisons of Qatar today.

23 April 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs