President Bidya Devi Bhandari (Republica file photo)
ABU DHABI (UAE), Nov 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Tuesday called on His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces at Crown Prince Court.
During the meeting, matters relating to mutual benefits and bilateral relations were discussed. Issues related to infrastructure, tourism and agriculture development and welcoming foreign investment in these sectors also featured during the discussion, according to Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi Bairagi, who was present in the meeting.
On the occasion, President Bhandari stressed on making the bilateral mechanism between two countries stronger and effective for the use of waters of the Himalayas and promoting tourism and developing infrastructures. She noted that the Nepali migrant workers in the UAE were supporting their family and the society at large through employment there.
Similarly, the Crown Prince praised the innocence and dutifulness of Nepali workers in the UAE.
Earlier, His Highness Al Nahyan had welcomed President Bhandari at the Crown Prince Court.
Present in the meeting were Minister for Supplies Jayant Chand, Dr Madan Kumar Bhattarai, Foreign Affairs Expert to the President, Secretary at the Office of the President Bhupendra Prasad Paudel and President Bhandari's chief personal secretary Bhesh Raj Adhikari.