Kathmandu: President of Nepal Ramchandra Paudel and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ sent messages of congratulations to King Charles III on his coronation as the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In the message, Nepal president has mentioned about the valuable works of the king in the past as the Prince of Wales on important global agendas such as environment conservation and sustainable development. The President has also recalled British monarch’s connection with Nepal and a number of visits he made to Nepal as the Prince. Highlighting the longstanding friendship between Nepal and the United Kingdom, the President has stated that the spheres of cooperation between the two countries have been growing over the years to encompass multiple areas of mutual interest, says the statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
Prime Minister Dahal extended congratulations and best wishes to King Charles III on behalf of the people and government of Nepal. The Prime Minister recalled the kind personal gesture from the king when Nepal faced the devastation of the 2015 earthquakes. Mentioning that this year marks the centenary of Nepal-UK Friendship Treaty of 1923, the Prime Minister has stated that the relations between the two countries are characterized by goodwill, mutual respect and cooperation, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud attended the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday representing Nepal. According to the Embassy of Nepal in London, the Foreign Minister also attended the King’s reception hosted for the overseas representatives at Buckingham Palace. On the occasions, Minister Saud met with and interacted with the king and other members of the Royal Family, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, British Foreign Secretary, and other British Ministers.
Minister Saud also held brief conservations with the visiting leaders and ministers from the region and around the world.