Foreign Minister Gyawali leaves for Geneva


Kathmandu, Feb. 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali left here for Geneva this evening leading a Nepali delegation to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
During the visit, the Foreign Minister will attend the inaugural session of the Council on 25th February. He will address the Council on the 26th of February. Currently Nepal is a member of the UN Human Rights Council.
The Foreign Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet on the 27th of February.
During his sojourn, Foreign Minister Gyawali will engage in other bilateral meetings on the sidelines with his counterparts from different friendly countries as well as heads of the UN agencies based in Geneva. He will also visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
The Foreign Minister is scheduled to hold an interaction with Non-Resident Nepali Association and Nepali community leaders.
The delegation comprises Chair of the Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives Krishna Bhakta Pokharel and senior officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Minister Gyawali was seen off at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) by foreign secretary Shanker Das Bairagi among other high ranking official at the Ministry. He is scheduled to return home on the 28th of February. RSS

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