Press Release on Presentation of Letters of Credence in the Lao PDR
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Ganesh Prasad Dhakal presented his Letters of Credence to H. E. Mr. Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Lao People’s Democratic Republic accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to Lao People’s Democratic Republic amidst a special ceremony organized at the Presidential Palace “Ho Kham” today.
Following the ceremony, Ambassador Dhakal paid a courtesy call on the President of Laos H. E. Mr. Bounnhang Vorachith. During the courtesy call, Ambassador conveyed the warm greetings and best wishes from the Rt. Hon’ble Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal and Rt. Hon’ble Mr. K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal, as well as from the people of Nepal for personal health and happiness of the President, and for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Laos.
Ambassador also expressed his confidence that the friendly relations subsisting between the two countries will reach a new height for mutual benefits during the term of office of President H.E. Mr. Bounnhang Vorachith. Mentioning that Nepal and Laos are members of Non-Aligned Movement, G-77 and LDCs/LLDCs, Ambassador stressed the need to further strengthen and expand relations between two countries at bilateral and multilateral forums on the matters of common interests.
While welcoming the Ambassador, H. E. President expressed his best wishes for the successful tenure and expressed his confidence that the bilateral relations between the two countries would further strengthen in the days to come. H.E. President informed that the Government of Laos will make Buddhist temple in Lumbini.
H.E. President conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the Rt. Hon’ble President, the Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister and the people of Nepal.
H.E. Mr. Khammeung Phongthady, Minister and Head of the President’s Office, high-ranking government officials and Embassy’s official were present on the occasion of credentials presentation ceremony.
Later today, Ambassador Dhakal also paid separate courtesy calls on H. E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and H. E. Mr. Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos. On both occasions, matters of further strengthening and expanding bilateral ties between the two countries were discussed.
Embassy of Nepal
7 February 2020