Prime Minister Prachanda engages with Nepali community in Uganda during NAM Summit
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda,' leading a Nepali delegation to attend the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Kampala, Uganda, held a significant meeting with the Nepali diaspora community in the country.
Expressing his delight after the interaction with the Nepali diaspora, PM Prachanda highlighted the importance of addressing the concerns of Nepalis living abroad for the overall progress of the country. He acknowledged the challenges faced by Nepalis residing in African countries and stressed the significance of their contributions to Nepal's development.
During the meeting, Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud urged the Nepali citizens in Uganda to play a role in uplifting the nation's dignity, emphasizing their role as non-residential ambassadors of Nepal.
Rama Aryal, Chairman of the Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) Uganda chapter, conveyed the community's joy in receiving the Prime Minister and acknowledged his supportive role.
Ramesh Kandel, the patron of NRNA Uganda chapter, provided insights into the approximately 350 Nepalis contributing to Uganda's development, construction, and trade communities.
The event was attended by PM Dahal's daughter Ganga Dahal, Foreign Affairs Minister Saud, PM's foreign affairs advisor Dr Rupak Sapkota, Foreign Secretary Sewa Lamsal, and senior officials of the Nepal government.
The NAM Summit, themed 'Deepening Global Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence,' is taking place in Kampala, Uganda. PM Dahal is scheduled to address the Summit today, focusing on the ministerial report, reviewing the implementation status of the 18th NAM Summit, and passing the Kampala Declaration.
As a founding member of the NAM, Nepal actively participates in the summit, adhering to non-alignment as a fundamental foreign policy principle.