VP Pun attends programme organised on the occasion of Day of German Unity

Kathmandu, (RSS): Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun attended a programme organised here this evening on the occasion of Day of German Unity. On the occasion, German Ambassador to Nepal, Roland Schaefer said Germany is grateful to Nepal for its support in the election to the rotating membership of the UN Security Council. “Germany strongly feels the responsibility, during its tenure, to turn the UN-SC into an active catalyst for multilateral peacemaking, peace-keeping and trust-building between nations small, medium and big – all being treated as possessing equal rights and legal obligations,” he said.

Germany also feels in tune with PM Oli’s demand for a reform of the Security Council which would bring it in step with today’s realities. Ambassador Schaefer further said he was very happy with the outcome of our bilateral cooperation. “In the sixtieth year of our diplomatic relations, both governments have agreed that Germany will spend – in the next two years – 55.6 Million Euro for Energy, Health and Sustainable economic development through GiZ and the German development Bank KfW in Nepal. I will not forget to mention the presence of the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, which is promoting regional quality standards for industrial production and trade”, said the German Ambassador.

Present on the occasion were member of Council of Ministers, members of the Federal Parliament, former ministers, chiefs of constitutional bodies, chiefs and representatives of diplomatic missions, senior officers of government of Nepal, industrialists, citizens of European countries including Germany, who are in Kathmandu in course of work.