Prime minister Dahal to visit UAE

KATHMANDU, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will pay an official visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.

Leading a 10-member delegation, the Nepalese prime minister will be visiting the gulf nation at the invitation of Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu UAE, the ministry said.

Dahal will deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the “World Future Energy Summit 2017” to be held on Jan. 16-17 in Abu Dhabi.

Besides attending the events, Dahal is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Jan. 15.

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 Nepalese workers in the UAE and providing them easy consular services and legal assistance will be discussed during the official talks, the ministry stated.

The UAE is one of the major destinations for Nepalese migrants. About 225,000 Nepalese nationals are estimated to be currently working in the UAE, according to the Nepalese media reports.

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