His Excellency Ambassador of Nepal met with Right Honourable Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Mr. Boris Johnson

His Excellency Ambassador of Nepal met with Right Honourable Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Mr. Boris Johnson on 18th July 2017.

Ambassador of Nepal, His Excellency Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi met with His Excellency Mr. Jose Sette, Executive Director of International Coffee Organization at the latter’s office in London on 6th July 2017.

Ambassador of Nepal, His Excellency Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi met with His Excellency Mr. Jose Sette, Executive Director of International Coffee Organization at the latter’s office in London on 6th  July 2017.

Flag-Raising Ceremony and Festival Wishes Programme

The Embassy of Nepal, London organised a programme to exchange best wishes on the auspicious occasion of the great festivals of Nepal among Nepalese people living in United Kingdom on Monday, 10th October 2016.

The programme initiated with Nepalese National Anthem followed by welcome remarks from Ambassador of Nepal to United Kingdom, His Excellency Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi. His Excellency wished very happy and prosperous Dashain, Tihar, Nepal Sambat, Loshar, Maghi and other festivals to all Nepalese people residing in UK, Northern Ireland, Malta and Ireland.

There were around 200 guests presented at the programme. The Chief Secretary of Government of Nepal, Dr. Somlal Subedi and Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Nepal, Mr. Naindra Prasad Upadhaya were also present in the programme.

The programme was conducted by the Third Secretary, Mr. Bhupendra Prasad Ghimire.

The programme ended with exchanges of wishes among attendees followed by typical Nepalese Dashain dinner.

Same day morning, the Embassy of Nepal, London observed Flag-Raising Ceremony for the first time, where HE Ambassador, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi raised the flag.

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His Excellency Office Assumption

His Excellency Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi have assumed his office on Thursday 29th September, 2016 at Embassy of Nepal, London as Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom.

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United Kingdom

National Day 2016

The Embassy of Nepal, London organised a programme with grand reception for celebrating the National Day of Nepal on Tuesday, 20th September 2016. The National Day is being celebrated to mark the promulgation of new Constitution of Nepal which took place on 20th September in 2015.

Speaking at the occasion, the Charge d Affaires a.i., Mr. Sharad Raj Aran highlighted Nepal as land of Mt. Everest, birthplace of Lord Buddha, Pashupatinath Temple which is rich in natural, cultural and religious heritage. Focusing on long-historic bicentenary relationship between Nepal and UK, Mr. Aran also recalled the successful Nepal visit of His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Harry on March 2016. In addition, he also presented his great compliments to UK for their massive humanitarian and funding support last year for recovering damage caused by Nepal Earthquake 2015. Emphasising on Nepal-UK relationship, he also mentioned that around 2600 Nepalese are currently working in Brigade of Gurkhas in UK.

Ms. Laura Clarke, Head of South Asia Department from Foreign and Commonwealth Office, mentioned that around 80,000 Nepalese people reside in UK whereas around 30,000 British people visit Nepal for Tourism. She also made audiences aware about yearly Chevening Scholarship that UK provides to Nepal. She informed that 13 Nepalese has been awarded Chevening Scholarship this year in UK top universities. She also expressed her gratitude to Nepal as it is the 6th largest country providing armed forces to UN peacekeeping mission for over centuries. With all support and cooperation between Nepal and UK in past and present, she expressed her hope and assurance that this historic-deep relationship will go further in future.

All the diplomatic staff of the Embassy together with spouse greeted and welcomed the guest at their arrival.

The representative from FCO, Home Office, Protocol, Ministry of Defence (MOD), Ambassadors, High Commissioner and other Diplomatic Mission representatives, Mayors and Councillors, Nepalese Media Personalities, representative from Foreign and Nepalese organisations and many other prominent peoples of around 200 were present at the Celebration.

The programme was ended with the reception where typical Nepalese foods were served by the Everest Inn Group.

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Nepal Ireland Day 2016

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society jointly organized ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ on Sunday, 4th September 2016 to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland, at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin.

The Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW) who has been continued its exceptional support by providing the venue and all logistic help for organizing Nepal Ireland Day at Farmleigh. This year Nepal Ireland Day event was supported by NRN-Ireland, South Dublin County Council, South Dublin Migration Integration Forum and Dublin City Council.

In addition to celebration of 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland, the event was also focused on promoting Nepal Tourism in Ireland. The visitors were fascinated by the atmosphere of Nepalese art and culture and thoroughly enjoyed different activities that was comprised of cultural performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists, a photo exhibition of 120 photographs taken by 34 Irish tourists who travelled to Nepal after the Earthquake on 25th April 2015. The event also had the Information desks of Irish Charities who are working in Nepal, video and slideshow on Nepal at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) booth, Panche Baja and a Nepalese cultural procession in Dublin City Centre. Moreover, various delicious Nepalese Food Stalls and Nepalese Handicraft Stalls added glow to the celebratory event.

Speaking at the event, the Charge d’ Affaires a.i., Mr. Sharad Raj Aran thanked Irish Government and Irish public for providing support and help to the victims of Nepal Earthquake. Focusing on Nepal-Ireland diplomatic relationship, Mr. Aran noted that the relations between Nepal and Ireland has grown rapidly in past few years. With hope of same trend to continue with active collaboration in trade, business and investment in future for the mutual benefit of both countries, he also assured that Embassy of Nepal, London will take this as a priority going forward and will do the best it can.

Likewise, pointing out 2016 as a year to commemorate of 17th anniversary of Nepal-Ireland relationship, the Chief Guest Dublin Lord Mayor Rt. Hon. Brendan Carr appreciated to Nepal Ireland Society, Irish organisations and individuals who have involved in the effort to rebuild Nepal as sign of the close bonds between the two countries. Lord Mayor also stressed the need to establish an exclusive bond between Ireland and Nepal .

Focusing on renaming the event as ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ to celebrate the completion of 17 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland this year, the President of Nepal Ireland Society and Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relations Representative for Ireland- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya was confident that this event will help in deepening the close connection between the two countries and get more Irish tourists to Nepal.

More than 8000 visitors visited at the exhibition and programme held at Dublin historical place Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. Former State Minister for Trade and Development Mr. Joe Costello, Former Member of European Parliament and Former Dublin Lord Mayor Ms. Emer Costello, NRNA European Regional Co-ordinator Mr. Kul Acharya and NRN Ireland President Mr. Rajan Kafle also spoke at the opening ceremony. All of them echoed the gratification in attending the event and stressed on the need to take this further to form an excellent bond between the two countries and as well as amongthe people of Nepal and Ireland. Likewise, in the welcome speech, the Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Fenlon and Vice President Mr. Jiwan Timalsina of Nepal Ireland Society thanked the guests for being a part of this historical chapter in the link between Nepal and Ireland.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Deputy Director Mr. Brian O Brien, Colonel Pradeep Jung KC from Embassy of Nepal and various other dignitaries were also present at the ceremony.

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