KATHMANDU, June 28: In a first of its kind activity, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has organized a two-day Nepal Promotion program for Honorary Consuls General/Consuls of Nepal in Kathmandu.
The Program that concluded Thursday was aimed at orienting Nepal’s Honorary Consuls General/Consuls (HCG/HCs) abroad on different aspects of economic diplomacy including trade, investment, tourism and foreign employment, according to MoFA.
In his keynote speech at the inaugural session of the program on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali shared with the participants the recent achievements made by Nepal in the areas of political and socio-economic development. He asked the HCG/HCs to further promote Nepal’s economic diplomacy in line with the national aspiration of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ and the development priorities of Nepal government.
Delivering his remarks at the concluding session, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi urged the HCG/HCs to continue promoting Nepal’s development priorities in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nepali missions abroad.
A number of presentations were made by the experts from both the government and private sectors on the issues such as Nepal’s foreign policy priorities, trade, investment and tourism potentials, foreign employment, protection of the interests of Nepali diaspora among other things.
The participating HCG/HCs expressed their happiness on the opportunity to attend the program and exchanged views onbetter promoting Nepal’s interests abroad.
Earlier on Thursday, the HCG/HCs paid a collective call on Prime Minister KP Oli. The prime minister appreciated their contributions toward the cause of Nepal and Nepali people and urged them to train their efforts on promoting Nepal as an attractive destination for tourism and foreign investment, said an MoFA statement.