Foreign Minister Thapa left for United Kingdom


timthumb.phpKathmandu, Dec 13 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa has left for the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister Thapa will hold bilateral meeting with his British counterpart Philip Hammond MP.

Similarly, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire MP, DFID Minister Desmond Swayne MP and members of British Parliament will call on the foreign minister during the visit.

The minister is also holding meetings with other important members of British society and the Nepalese living in the UK.

In course of his visit, Deputy Prime Minister Thapa will attend a special Bicentenary Reception hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London on Wednesday to commemorate the two-hundred years of Nepal-UK relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement on Sunday.

Senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs will accompany the deputy prime minister.

On 17 December, Nepalese delegation led by the Joint Secretary at the Europe America Division of the Ministry will participate in the second Nepal-UK Bilateral Consultation Meeting, the ministry said. Minister Thapa will return home on December 21.