Nepali Ambassador to New Zealand, Kailash Raj Pokharel, has presented his Letters of Credence to Dame Cindy Kiro GNZM, QSO, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand, as a Non-resident Ambassador of Nepal to New Zealand, at a ceremony organised at the Government House in Auckland on Tuesday.
Ambassador Pokharel shed lights on various aspects of bilateral relations between Nepal and New Zealand and underlined the crucial roles of two legendry mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa in fostering the bonds of friendship between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the embassy of Nepal in Canberra, Australia.
The Governor General of New Zealand extended deepest condolence at the recent aircraft accident occurred in Pokhara. While applauding the shared history of ascending the Everest, she said that their achievement epitomised the values of determination, resourcefulness, courage and self-belief that both countries share.
She also assured that the bonds between two countries will always remain strong. Ambassador Pokharel also had a courtesy meeting with Michael Wood, Minister for Transport and Workplace Relation and Safety of New Zealand and discussed various matters on the bilateral relations between the two countries.
He also met with Rod Harris, Chief of Protocol of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand.
Later on Tuesday, he met Simeon Brown, MP, National Party of New Zealand and shared views on further consolidating the bilateral relations between the two countries.
He also held a meeting with senior officials from Plant and Food Research of New Zealand and discussed possible horticulture research support to Nepal.
Source : TRN,