Hon’ble Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, received the Letter of Credence of new Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to Nepal, Ms. Lubna Baqi, at a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. After presentation of the Credentials, Ms. Baqi briefed the Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister on UNFPA cooperation activities in Nepal and highlighted the 7th UNFPA country program which is currently under implementation. The Hon’ble DPM underlined the need for continued cooperation of UNFPA in the days to come.
The UNFPA has been working in Nepal since 1971 and its current programs are related to sexual and reproductive health, adolescent and youth, gender equality, women’s empowerment and population dynamics.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
6 October 2017