Koirala urges Europeans to invest in Nepal
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala asked a team of diplomats from the European Union (EU) to promote European investment in Nepal.
Nepal has become a secure place for investment after the second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections last November, he told the ambassadors from some European nations including Norway, France and the United Kingdom, here today.
Modernisation in agriculture and promotion of tourism can lead Nepal toward a new height to economic prosperity, he said, adding that his only priority for now is to bring a new constitution by January 22.
Appreciating the EU’s contribution in Nepal’s peace process, Koirala said the ongoing talks between and among the political parties is moving towards positive direction. ” The remaining tasks of the peace process, such as formation of transitional justice mechanism would take final shape soon.”
Led by ambassador of EU’s Delegation to Nepal, Rensje Teerink, the team included British ambassador Andrew James Sparkes, French ambassador Martine Bassereau, and Norwegian ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen.
They had jointly called on Prime Minister Koirala and hailed Nepal’s unique peace process that is an example to the entire world.
The envoys also assured of EU’s continued financial support for Nepal Peace Trust Fund to manage post-conflict programmes. The EU is a major contributor to the Nepal Peace Trust Fund, which implements various post-conflict peace and reconstruction projects.
The EU delegation also requested the premier’s participation in the UN Climate Summit slated on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly in New York on September 22.