Press release on the visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to Geneva

Press Release

Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving for Geneva tomorrow leading a Nepali delegation to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

On 25 February, the Foreign Minister will attend the inaugural session of the Council. He will address the Council on the 26th of February. Currently Nepal is a member of the UN Human Rights Council.

On the 27th of February, the Foreign Minister will have a bilateral meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet.

During his sojourn, Foreign Minister Gyawali will engage in other bilateral meetings on the sidelines with his counterparts from different friendly countries as well as heads of the UN agencies based in Geneva. He will also visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

The Foreign Minister is scheduled to have an interaction with Non-Resident Nepali Association and Nepali community leaders.

He is scheduled to return on the 28th of February 2019.

The delegation comprises of Chairman of the Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives and senior officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

22 February 2019