September 17, 2021 04:45 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nepal, Saeed Hamdan Alnaqbi paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal at her office in Singha Durbar today.
In the meeting, they discussed various aspects of bilateral relations between Nepal and the UAE.
On the occasion, Ambassador Alnaqbi said bilateral trade between Nepal and the UAE has expanded and this has helped in further strengthening the mutual ties during his term in office.
He urged Energy Minister Bhusal to attend the International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference to be held on November 15-18, 2021, in Abu Dhabi. On the occasion, Ambassador Alnaqbi handed over the invitation letter from the UAE government to Minister Bhusal.
In response, Minister Bhusal extended gratitude to the UAE government for inviting her to the Conference in Abu Dhabi and wished for the success of the event. She said she will inform of her participation in the conference through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the meeting, Minister Bhusal mentioned that more than 200,000 Nepalis are in the UAE for employment and expressed her confidence that they were making a decent income there. She thanked the UAE government for looking after the Nepalis there even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stating that there was an appropriate opportunity for investment in the energy, agriculture, tourism and other sectors in Nepal, Minister Bhusal urged the interested investors from the UAE to invest here.
Officials of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present on the occasion.