PM leaving for UAE today

Kathmandu, Jan. 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today, leading a 10-member delegation to pay an official visit to UAE at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PM Dahal is to deliver keynote address at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit and to attend the Honouring Ceremony of Zayed Future Energy Prize as well as to hold bilateral talks.

While addressing the Energy Summit, PM Dahal will shed lights on the energy development potentials in Nepal, investment opportunity in the energy sector and Nepal’s efforts in developing clean and renewal energy besides others. The Summit also provides an opportunity for Nepal in seeking financial assistance in its endeavour in developing clean and renewal energy.

Moreover, he is scheduled to hold bilateral talk with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on 15 January in Dubai before the inaugural of the Energy Summit.

The PM will discuss various matters including further strengthening and widening of bilateral relations, cooperation in the regional and international forums, economic and development cooperation, investment opportunities in Nepal, tourism promotion and protection of the interest of Nepali workers in the UAE and providing them easy consular services and legal assistance during the official talks.

He is also scheduled to have official discussion with other high-ranking leaders of the UAE.

The delegation consists of Foreign Secretary, officials of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister’s advisor and security team, representative of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister and Protocol officials.

The PM will return home on 17 January.

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