Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is set to depart for Qatar to attend the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries on Friday.
The conference is scheduled to take place from March 5-9, and the theme for this year is ‘From Potential to Prosperity’, which aims to address the specific challenges faced by the LDCs, such as the climate crisis and environmental degradation.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Bimala Rai Paudyal, who will also attend the conference after her visit to the 50th regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Sunday.
This will be the first foreign trip undertaken by Prime Minister Dahal since he assumed office on December 25, 2022.
The conference will bring together world leaders, representatives from private sector, civil society, parliamentarians, and youth, and is expected to announce specific initiatives and concrete deliverables.
The Prime Minister is expected to be in Qatar until Monday, according to Sewa Lamsal, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.