The UK Minister for International Development, Alan Duncan, is due to arrive in Nepal on February 3, Monday, for a three-day visit.
According to a statement issued by the British Embassy on Sunday, it would be Duncan’s fifth visit to Nepal in three years since being appointed to the post in 2010.
“The Minister will see how the UK is supporting efforts to combat poverty and support economic growth,” said the statement adding that the Minister will discuss the future of UK development support in Nepal and the forthcoming celebrations of bicentenary diplomatic ties between UK and Nepal in 2015.
Commenting on the visit, the DFID Nepal Head, Dr Gail Marzetti, said he is delighted to welcome the Minister back to Nepal.
“The Minister is extremely interested in Nepal’s progress from peace-building to prosperity and his visit underpins the UK’s continuing commitment and support to development in Nepal,” Marzetti said.
During the visit, the Minister will meet with political leaders, Chairman of the Council of Ministers and the private sector. The Minister will also visit projects funded by the UK government, added the statement.