KATHMANDU, March 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is leaving for the United States on Sunday to participate in the High-Level Event on Women in Power to be hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces in New York on March 12 .
President Bhandari is scheduled to address on the theme “How Women Leaders Change the World” during the event, according to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
In the evening of March 11, the President will attend a welcome dinner to be hosted by the UNGA President Garces in honour of the women Heads of State/Government.
On the side-lines of the high level event, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garceswill call on President Bhnadari at the UN Secretariat, according to the statement.
The President will also hold bilateral meetings with the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid and the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. On the same day, Former Prime Minister of Ireland Mary Robinson will call on President Bhandari. On March 13, President Bhandari will visit Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN based in New York.
Ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America, Arjun Kumar Karki and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN Mr.Amrit BahadurRai will jointly host reception in honour of the President.
Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Tham Maya Thapa, Chairperson of the Women and Social Committee of the House of Representatives Niru Devi Pal, Expert at the Office of the President Laxmi Kumari Karki, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, Secretary at the Office of the President Binod K.C., Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Yam Kumari Khatiwada and other senior officials from the Office of the President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Women, children and Senior Citizen of the Government of Nepal will accompany President Bhandari during the visit. President will return home on March 15.