Nepali president leaves for visit to Qatar

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-29 18:43:50|Editor: xuxin
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KATHMANDU, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari left Kathmandu for Qatar on a four-day visit on Monday.

Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and senior officials from the President's Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are accompanying the president during her tour.

During her visit, Bhandari will hold a meeting with Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at his Amiri Diwan office on Oct. 30, according to a statement issued by Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Co-Founder and Chairperson of Qatar Foundation Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and other distinguished personalities of Qatar will meet the Nepali president, the ministry said in the statement.

President Bhandari will address a joint interactive meeting of the business community on the theme of "Business and Investment Opportunities in Nepal" on Oct. 30.

The Nepali president, who will be visiting Qatar at the invitation of Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, will return home on Nov. 1.

This is going to be President Bhandari's first visit to Qatar since she was re-elected as the head of the state of Nepal for a second time in March 2018.

Qatar has remained as one of the top foreign employment destinations for the Nepali migrant workers for the past few years.

Currently, over 400,000 Nepalis are involved in different jobs in Qatar, according to the Nepali Ministry of Labor.