KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The ambassador of Nepal to the Republic of Peru, Durga Prasad Bhattarai on Tuesday presented his letters of credence to Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Goddard, amid a special ceremony at the presidential office in Lima.
On the occasion, Ambassador Bhattarai conveyed to President Kuczynski Godard compliments and greetings as well as best wishes from Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal for his personal health and happiness as well as for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Peru.
Diplomat Bhattarai also conveyed to him the best wishes and greetings from Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
While receiving the letters of credence, President Kuczynski welcomed Bhattarai as the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Nepal.
The President also extended his best wishes for the personal health and happiness of the President of Nepal as well as for the continued peace and prosperity of the people of Nepal.
At the courtesy meeting following the ceremony, President Kuczynski showed interest in the situation of development in Nepal especially after the earthquake and also expressed his desire for working together on matters of mutual interest.
The ambassador underscored the importance of the joint work of Nepal and Peru in areas of mountain and glaciers vis-a-vis climate change, UN peacekeeping, peace and disarmament, and tourism, among others.
Wider issues relating to the work of the UN were also touched on the occasion. The Ambassador also said that new avenues like these will help take the bilateral relations to a greater height in addition to close collaboration at the UN and other multilateral fora, especially since this is the 40th year of the establishment of bilateral relations between Nepal and Peru. The President assured the Ambassador of his Government's support in such efforts.
Nepal and Peru established bilateral diplomatic relations on 28 January 1976 and are working closely at various multilateral forums as UN members. Both Nepal and Peru are rich in world heritages. Peru boasts of one of the first human civilisations and Nepal has been the abode of oriental spirituality.
Diplomat Bhattarai is permanent representative of Nepal to the United Nations and is concurrently accredited as ambassador to the Republic of Peru.