PM Deuba leaving for UK on Friday to address climate change conference

Published On: October 28, 2021 12:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving for the United Kingdom on Friday, leading the Nepali delegation to the World Leaders Summit of the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 26) being held in Glasgow from November 1 to 2.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Deuba will attend and address the welcome event being hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Nepal (APPG-N) and the UK-Nepal Trade and Investment Forum in London. Prime Minister Deuba will receive the representatives of Britain-Nepal Society, Non-Residential Nepali Association and representatives of Nepali community residing in the UK, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). 

On Sunday, the Prime Minister will attend a reception hosted in his honor by the Chargé d'affaires a.i. at the Embassy of Nepal in London. He will meet with the representatives of Gurkha veterans’ organizations, members of British Parliament and other members of the Nepali diaspora. 

On November 1, Prime Minister Deuba will attend the official opening ceremony of COP26. He will deliver Nepal’s national statement at the World Leaders Summit. In the evening, Prime Minister Deuba will attend a reception to be hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in honour of the participating heads of state and government, the MoFA said in a statement. 

On the sidelines, Prime Minister Deuba will hold bilateral meetings with the heads of state and government and other dignitaries. The prime minister will also attend a breakfast reception to be hosted for select heads of state and government by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and First Minister of Scotland in the morning of 2nd November, the MoFA further said. 

The prime minister is also scheduled to visit the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh on November 3 and address a gathering there. He will plant a sapling in the Nepali Garden. 

Prime Minister Deuba will be accompanied by Minister for Forests and Environment, Ramsahay Prasad Yadav as well as senior officials of the Government of Nepal. The prime minister is scheduled to return home on November 3 and arrive in Kathmandu in the morning of November 4.

The COP 26 is being held from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.

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