New French envoy presents credentials to president

Published On: September 14, 2018 04:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The new French ambassador to Nepal, Francois-Xavier Leger presented his credentials to President Bidya Bandari amidst a special ceremony held at the Office of the President on Thursday.

Before arriving in Nepal, Ambassador Leger was the Deputy Head of Central Services and Logistics (Building and Logistics) since September 2014 in Paris and also served as a Minister Counselor in Tokyo from 2010 to 2014, according to a press statement issued by Embassy of France in Kathmandu.

“It is an honor for me to be the French Ambassador to Nepal at this stage where Nepal is on a path for economic development,” the statement quoted Ambassador Leger as saying.

“I look forward to working with the Nepali government in taking Franco-Nepali relationship to a higher level and marking the upcoming 70th anniversary of Nepal-France diplomatic relationship with success.”

Ambassador Leger is a career diplomat who began his diplomatic career in 1992. He has been decorated with a Knight of National Order of Merit and speaks English and Japanese besides his native French.

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