DPM Mahara inaugurates Consulate General of Nepal in Guangzhou
KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, inaugurated the chancery of the Consulate General of Nepal in Guangzhou amid a special ceremony Sunday morning.
Inaugurating the Consulate, DPM Mahara expressed happiness to have an opportunity to be present in opening ceremony of the Nepali Consulate in Guangzhou and believed that the Consulate would be instrumental for enhancing economic and commercial activities as well as people-to-people contacts between Nepal and the People’s Republic of China, said a press release issued by Consulate General of Nepal, Guangzhou.
He also held a meeting with the Governor of Guangdong Province, Ma Xingrui, and discussed the matters related to further promoting relations between Nepal and China in general and with Guangdong Province in particular. Xingrui assured of providing necessary cooperation to promote investment and tourism from Guangdong to Nepal.
Earlier, Mahara participated in the Interaction program on the Investment Opportunities in Nepal organized by the Consulate and addressed the business community. In his address, DPM Mahara informed the Chinese entrepreneurs about the investment climate of Nepal and urged them to invest to seize the opportunities available in various sectors such as hydropower, tourism, construction, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, telecommunication, IT, minerals and service sectors, among others.
Nepal’s Ambassador to China, Leela Mani Paudyal, addressed various questions raised by the participants. On the occasion, Consul General of Nepal to Guangzhou, Ravi Bhattarai, made a presentation on the investment opportunities in Nepal.
The DPM also attended the reception hosted by the Consulate on the occasion of the inauguration of the chancery of the Consulate.
Speaking on the occasion, he shed light on the excellent state of bilateral relations between Nepal and China and expressed happiness over the expansion of Nepal’s diplomatic representation in China by opening the Consulate in Guangzhou.
The Vice Governor of the Guangdong Province of China, Consul General of Nepal to Guangzhou and Deputy Director General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China also spoke on the occasion.
DPM Mahara also distributed Letters of Appreciation to the Nepalis staying in Guangdong who supported in the establishment of the Consulate. He gave interview to the Global Times newspaper and reporter from Kantipur media group today.
He had arrived in Guangzhou from Xibaipo of Heibei Province Saturday evening. Upon his arrival at the airport, he was received by the Consul General of Nepal to Guangzhou and senior officials of the Guangdong People’s Government.
DPM Mahara is returning home on 11 September. RSS