The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, on Wednesday departed Nepal after completing his two-day state visit.

Arriving in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the Qatari Emir’s state visit was at the invitation of President Paudel. The two leaders held talks at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, on the same day, followed by a dinner hosted by President Paudel in the Emir’s honor.

Today, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the Qatari Emir convened for a meeting during which the two countries signed an agreement and six memorandums of understanding across various areas of cooperation.

The signed agreement encompasses collaboration in art and culture, facilitating news exchange between government agencies, and extending aid to Nepal’s education sector.

Additionally, memorandums of understanding were inked in vital domains, including the attorney general’s offices, diplomacy, education and training, as well as youth and sports. These agreements serve as a framework for enhanced collaboration and partnership in key sectors of governance and development.

At the private sector level, a memorandum of understanding for the exchange of investment was signed between the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI), further bolstering economic ties between Nepal and Qatar.

This visit signifies the first time the Qatari Emir has visited Nepal since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations on January 21, 1977.