Prime Minister Deuba leaves for UK to attend COP26

PM Sher Bahadur Deuba leaves for the UK. (Photo: RSS)

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba left for the United Kingdom on Friday leading the Nepali delegation to the World Leaders Summit of the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) being held in Glasgow of the United Kingdom.

Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand, Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale, bade farewell to Prime Minister Deuba at VIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

The COP 26 is being held from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. During the Convention, Prime Minister Deuba will attend and address the welcome event being hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Nepal (APPG-N) and the UK-Nepal Trade and Investment Forum in London on October 30, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Prime Minister will receive the representatives of Britain-Nepal Society, Non-Residential Nepali Association and representatives of Nepali community residing in the UK. On October 31, the Prime Minister will attend a reception hosted in his honor by the Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of Nepal in London. He will meet with the representatives of Gurkha Veterans’ organizations, members of British Parliament and other members of Nepali diaspora.

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Likewise, on November 1, Prime Minister Deuba will attend the official opening ceremony of COP26. He will deliver Nepal’s national statement at the World Leaders Summit. In the evening same day, the Prime Minister will attend the reception to be hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in honor of the participating Heads of State and Governments.

On the sidelines, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with Heads of State and Government and other dignitaries. The Prime Minister will also attend the breakfast reception to be hosted for select Heads of State and Government by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and First Minister of Scotland in the morning of November 2.
During his stay in the UK, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh on November 3 and address a gathering there. He will plant a sapling in the Nepali Garden.

The Prime Minister is being accompanied by the Minister for Forests and Environment Ramsahay Prasad Yadav as well as senior officials of the Government of Nepal.

Prime Minister Deuba will return from the UK on November 3 and arrive in Kathmandu on the morning of November 4, stated in a press release issued by the Ministry.