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Nepal President Welcomes Uganda-Nepal Collaboration

Thursday, 25th July 2019
The President of Nepal, HE Madam Bidhya Devi Bhandari, has warmly welcomed Nepal-Uganda collaboration in empowering women and girls with special skills and knowledge so that they can start viable businesses for their empowerment. She has also warmly endorsed the proposal for the two friendly countries to collaborate in the promotion of tourism to their countries. Bhandari pointed out that similarities which bound Uganda, an African country and Nepal, a country in Asia, lay in the common human pursuit for wellbeing and wealth-creation. The President made these remarks while receiving the credentials of Ugandaís Ambassador, Ms Grace Akello. 

The colourful ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Kathmandu, was graced by a carriage-ride, a mounted Police escort and by a powerful ceremonial guard salute on Palace grounds. Uganda was among four other countries whose envoys presented credentials on 15th July, 2019. The others were Cyprus, Bosnia- Herzegovina and Mali.

Like Uganda, Nepal is a landlocked country, sitting at the base of the Himalayas range of mountains. It is home to the famous Mt Everest, the highest point on Planet Earth, standing at 8,848 metres above sea level. Nepalís population of 29.6 million people consist of a range of Asiatic peoples; inhabiting the countryís 147,181 sq kilometer area. The country is prone to regular flooding especially during the monsoon season; when a combination of floods and landslides pose challenges to the resilient Nepalese people.