Emir of Qatar returns after completing Nepal visit, MoUs signed

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Kathmandu: Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, returned to his country on Wednesday after completing his two day visit to Nepal.

One bilateral agreement and five Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed after bilateral talks between the delegations led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Emir of Qatar.

Nepal and Qatar signed on an agreement to exchange news between Nepal and Qatar’s national news agencies. Similarly, MoUs were signed  to promote cooperation between offices of Attorney Generals of two countries, diplomatic training, to promote cooperation in education, scientific research, arts, culture and sports.

According to officials, overall aspects of Nepal-Qatar relations were discussed during the meeting held at the Soaltee hotel.

An MoU was also signed between the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and Qatar Chamber of Commerce to set up a Joint Business Council (JBC) on the sidelines of the meeting.

Earlier, the Qatari Emir was accorded warm welcome as he arrived Kathmandu on Tuesday.

President Ram Chandra Paudel welcomed the visiting dignitary at the special lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport amid the guards of honour. He also held a state banquet in honour of the Emir of Qatar on Tuesday.

During the meeting at Sheetal Niwas, President Paudel urged the Emir for his support to secure safe release of Bipin Joshi, a Nepali national who is believed to be in Hamas captivity following Hamas attack inside the Israeli territory on October 7 last year. Qatar is mediating between Israel and Hamas to end the hostilities.