Kathmandu, November 29
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is leaving for Katowice, Poland, on December 1, leading a Nepali delegation to the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) scheduled to be held from December 2 to 4.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she will address Nepali community members at a programme to be organised by the Embassy of Nepal, Berlin, which is also concurrently accredited to the Republic of Poland, and NRNA, Poland, on December 2.
She is scheduled to attend the official opening ceremony of COP 24 and will address the High-Level Segment of the conference on December 3.
In the morning of December 3, President of the UN General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés will call on President Bhandari on the sidelines of the conference. In the evening, Bhandari will attend the official dinner to be hosted by the President of the Republic of Poland in honour of the Heads of State attending the COP 24.
The president will a hold bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzei Sebastian Duda on December 4 in Katowice. President Bhandari will be accompanied by Minister of Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet and lawmakers Purna Kumari Subedi, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, Pushpa Bhusal Gautam, Ramshaya Prasad Yadav and Chanda Chaudhary as well as senior officials at the Office of the President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the MoFE as members of the delegation.
The president will return home on December 6, said the foreign ministry.
A version of this article appears in print on November 30, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.