Emir of Qatar returns home after wrapping up state visit to Nepal

Published On: April 24, 2024 02:24 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 24: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, returned home today after completing his two-day state visit to Nepal.

President Ram Chandra Paudel reached the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to bid farewell to the Qatari Emir.

Also, present at the TIA to see off the Emir were Vice President Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Speaker Devraj Ghimire, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Hit Bahadur Tamang and Chief Secretary Baikuntha Aryal, among other high officials.

A contingent of the Nepali Army offered a guard of honor and fired 21 cannon salvoes on the occasion.

The Qatari Emir arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday for the state visit at President Paudel's invitation. The Qatari Emir and President Paudel held talks at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas in the evening of the same day. President Paudel hosted a dinner in Emir's honor the same evening.

Prime Minister Dahal and the Qatari Emir held a meeting today. The two countries signed an agreement and six memorandums of understanding in various areas of cooperation during the occasion.

This marks a Qatari Emir's first visit to Nepal after the two countries established diplomatic ties on January 21, 1977.

Nepal had set up its embassy in Doha on July 11, 2000, and the Embassy of Qatar in Kathmandu in August 2011.


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