Kathmandu, June 26: British Minister of State for International
Development, Alan Duncan, arrived here this afternoon on a three-day
official visit to Nepal.
Talking to the press briefly upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan
International Airport (TIA), he expressed his hope that his Nepal visit would be successful in reviewing the assistance being provided by his government to Nepal in the sector of poverty alleviation and in finalizing future strategy on
During his stay in Nepal, Mr Duncan is scheduled to hold separate
meetings with the top leaders of parties and the representatives of
British organizations supporting the development projects here as
He said that during his political meetings here he would urge the
political leaders to reach to a consensus as early as possible.
The British Government is providing financial and technical
assistance to Nepal in various sectors including climate change, human rights, development, health, education, in drafting the inclusive constitution and ending impunity.
The diplomatic relations between Nepal and Britain was established
in 1816.This is the third-time visit of Duncan to Nepal in the past
Upon his arrival at the TIA, British Minister of State Duncan was
welcomed by British Ambassador to Nepal John Tucknott, senior
officials at the Embassy and the Foreign Ministry.