Press release on the visit of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to Geneva, United Kingdom and France

Press Release

Prime Minister, Rt. Honourable Mr. K P Sharma Oli, is leaving for Geneva this evening to attend the Centenary Session of International Labour Organization. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Radhika Shakya, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Hon. Mr. Gokarna Raj Bista and representatives from the employers and trade unions.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to address the plenary meeting of the Centenary Session of ILO on 10th of June. The Prime Minister will highlight, among other things, the changing dynamics of the world of work and share with international community the efforts of Nepal to realize the agenda of prosperity and ensure equality, social justice and social security to our people.

On the sidelines of the session, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with the Vice President of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Fuat Oktay and the Prime Minister of Norway H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg. He will also have a meeting with Former President and Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs of Switzerland H.E. Mr. Alain Berset.

The Prime Minister will attend luncheon being hosted by the Director General of the ILO in honour of the participating Heads of State and Government.

In the evening of the 10th of June, the Prime Minister will leave for the United Kingdom. He will address as the Guest of Honour at Oxford Union of University of Oxford on the theme of ‘Peace, Democracy and Development’ and highlight Nepal’s journey of peace and democracy and our efforts to achieve prosperity.

While in the UK the Prime Minister will hold official bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, The Rt. Hon. Theresa May, on the 11th of June at 10 Downing Street. The Prime Minister will also attend reception to be hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nepal (APPG) and British Group of Inter-parliamentary Union (BGIPU) at the British Parliament.

He will give an interview to the BBC World Service.

After visiting the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister will leave for France on the 12th of June. On the 13th of June, the Prime Minister will hold official bilateral talks with H.E. Mr. Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of the French Republic. The Prime Minister will be felicitated by Nepal-France Friendship Group at the French National Assembly. He will also interact with the representatives of business community.

On the 15th of June, the Prime Minister will be interacting with the Europe-based Nepali ambassadors and give instructions.

Ambassadors of Nepal to United Kingdom and French Republic and the Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Office in Geneva will host separate reception dinner in honour of the Prime Minister in Geneva, London and Paris.

The Prime Minister will return to Nepal on the 15th of June from Geneva and arrive in Kathmandu on the 16th.

Other members of Prime Minister’s entourage include Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister Mr. Bishnu Prasad Rimal, Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. Rajan Bhattarai, Chairman of the Industry, Commerce and Labour and Consumer Interests Committee of the House of Representatives, Hon. Mr. Bimal Prasad Srivastava, and Member of Parliament Hon. Ms. Binda Pandey and senior officials of the Government of Nepal.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
08 June 2019