Today, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, currently in an official visit to Nepal, is scheduled to undertake an observation tour of the Everest region and engage with locals regarding the effects of climate change on their daily lives.
Upon his return from the Everest region, Secretary-General Guterres will convene a meeting with the UN team in Nepal at the UN House in Lalitpur, as stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Later in the afternoon, he will depart for Pokhara.
On his first day of the visit, he commenced with a meeting with President Ramchandra Paudel at Shital Niwas, delving into the longstanding collaboration between Nepal and the UN. Subsequently, he held discussions with Prime Minister Dahal at Singh Durbar, followed by a joint media address.
Later, Secretary-General Guterres convened with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Devraj Ghimire, to delve into the multifaceted Nepal-UN relations. He engaged in separate dialogues with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Purna Bahadur Khadka, and Minister for Foreign Affairs N.P Saud at Singh Durbar, focusing on various facets of Nepal-UN cooperation.
He also had discussions with the opposition leaders and other political figureheads, and concluded the day with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Patan Durbar Square, experiencing the cultural heritage of Nepal.
Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Dahal hosted an official banquet in honor of Secretary-General Guterres and his delegation. He is also set to journey to the Annapurna Base Camp and Lumbini further.
Secretary-General Guterres will address a joint session of the federal parliament on the 31st of October and depart from Kathmandu on November 1st, marking the conclusion of his visit to Nepal.