Nepal’s image boosted in int’l arena: President Bhandari

Government policies and programs

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari asserted that Nepal has been able to boost its image in the bilateral, regional and international forums.

Presenting the policies and programs for the coming fiscal year at the joint session of the federal parliaments on Friday, President Bhandari argued that the priorities Nepal has set have got support and assistance from the neighbors.

The friendly countries have shown additional supports and good will. The high-level visits as of Nepal’s President to China added a further dimension to the two-country relations.

China, as the President said, was ready to support Nepal on its national resolution of ‘Prosperous Nepal-happy Nepali’.

The state visit to China ensured the signing of six important agreements on Nepal-China trade and transit protocol.

Similarly, Nepal’s participation in various international forums including that of the UN convention on women and development, in the World Economic Forum in Davos of Switzerland, the sustainable development and climate change conference in Poland helped build Nepal’s image and stand.

The exchanges of high-level visits to India and China have further helped to enhance relations and expanding trades and assistance, as per the policies and programs.

The international community was informed well of Nepal’s foreign policy with extensive intellectual discussion on Nepal’s home-driven peace process, climate and environment, human rights, democracy, regional assistance, women empowerment, international commitment, national interest, and mutual benefits.

As per the policies and programs, the country’s economic diplomacy was focused on promoting exports and tourism, attracting investment and enhancing citizen’s access to technology and contributing to Nepal’s interest.

Nepal’s representation and role in the international organizations including the UN Human Rights Council were also enhanced, the President shared. RSS