Print Edition - 2016-10-07 | News
Mahat-Led MoFA team to attend ADC Summit
The ADC was established in 2002 aim to promote regional cooperation in its priority areas across Asia
Oct 7, 2016-Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat Affairs is leading a Nepali delegation to the 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit in Thailand on Friday. The event, to be held in Bangkok from October 8-10, will have attendance of leaders of 34 member states.
Mahat is scheduled to attend the ACD Foreign Ministers’ Working Dinner hosted by Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Saturday. According to the Foreign Ministry, the minister will also participate in the ACD Connect Business Forum 2016: Innovative Financial Connectivity for a Sustainable Asia on Sunday. Mahat will address the summit which is being held under the theme ‘One Asia, Diverse Strengths’ on Monday. He is scheduled to return home on Tuesday.The summit will consider and adopt three milestone documents, namely Bangkok Declaration, ACD Vision for Asia Cooperation 2030 (ACD Vision 2030) and ACD Statement on Reigniting Growth through Partnership for Connectivity.
The Nepali delegation to summit also includes Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, Nepali Ambassador to Thailand Khagnath Adhikari, Joint Secretary at the Foreign Ministry Mani Prasad Bhattarai and other officials from the ministry and embassy.
The ADC was established in June 2002 with an aim to promote regional cooperation in its priority areas across Asia. Nepal joined the dialogue as its 34th member in March 2016.
Published: 07-10-2016 08:05