Sunak pledges support to enhance bilateral trade, investment

Himal Press 21 May 2024
Sunak pledges support to enhance bilateral trade, investment Photo Courtesy: No 10 Downing Street

KATHMANDU: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak addressed the Nepali community during a special ceremony organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between Nepal and Britain.

Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher and British envoy to Nepal William Frederic O’Connor signed the treaty on December 21, 1923.

In the special ceremony organized at the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, Sunak pledged to enhance bilateral trade, investment, and economic relations.
On the occasion, Sunak acknowledged the role of Nepali Gurkha soldiers in further strengthening bilateral relations and also expressed admiration for the achievements of the Nepali diaspora in Britain.

Also speaking on the occasion, the Nepali ambassador to the UK, Gyan Chandra Acharya, said that the 1923 Treaty of Friendship helped establish Nepal’s presence in the international arena.

Members of the Nepali diaspora in the UK, former Gurkha soldiers, British parliamentarians and high-ranking officials, office-bearers of the Non-Resident Nepalese Association-UK, among others, were present on the occasion.

Published On: 21 May 2024


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