GENEVA, June 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and members of his delegation attended a reception organized Sunday evening by Nepal's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.
On the occasion, Nepal's Permanent Representative and Ambassador to Switzerland, Mani Prasad Bhattarai and other officials at the Mission accorded welcome to the Prime Minister.
Addressing the reception, PM Oli maintained that there was a need of taking forward the country's development at a rapid pace through the support and cooperation of all Nepalis within and outside the country. He said the incumbent government has accepted this responsibility.
The present government, which had come through big struggle in the past and taken lead in constitution making, is aware of this responsibility, he added. Stating that the people have handed a big confidence on this government after the completion of a long struggle of sacrifice.
PM Oli reiterated that good governance and rapid economic growth alone were the government's main mission. He stated that he was informed of the demand of and aspiration for non-resident Nepali citizenship. At the programme, the Prime Minister also interacted with the Nepali community living in Switzerland.
President of the NRN Organization Switzerland, Mani Raj Gurung, among other speakers on the occasion expressed that the Nepalis living abroad wanted to continue their closeness with and serving their motherland as well as extending their support in the efforts towards materializing the goal of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.'
Prime Minister Oli arrived in Geneva from Doha of Qatar earlier on Sunday in connection with his visit to various European countries. He was welcomed at the Geneva International Airport by Mani Prasad Bhattarai, the Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Office, World Trade Organisation and other International Organisations in Geneva, officials of the missions, the councellor of the Canton of Geneva and senior Swiss officials.
Prime Minister Oli is in Geneva to take part in the Centenary Session of the International Labour Organisation. He is scheduled to address the plenary of the ILO Centenary Session today.