Australian parliamentary delegation in Nepal for three-day visitThe delegation will pay courtesy calls on House Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire, and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, to discuss closer parliamentary engagement, as per a statement issued by the Australian Embassy.
An Australian parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives Milton Dick is on a three-day official visit to Nepal starting Tuesday.
This is the first ever Australian Parliamentary Delegation visit to Nepal in over six decades of diplomatic ties with Nepal, signaling the flourishing bilateral relationship.
According to a statement issued by the Australian Embassy, other members of the delegation include Libby Coker, Joanne Ryan, Senator Dean Smith, and Senator Ralph Babet.
As per the statement, the delegation will pay courtesy calls on House of Representative Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire, and the Chairman of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, to discuss closer parliamentary engagement.
“The Australian parliamentarians will join members of parliaments from the newly constituted Nepal-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group at a lunch hosted by Speaker Ghimire,” reads the statement.
“The visit will strengthen the wide-ranging relations between Australia and Nepal by cementing parliamentary connections and sharing experiences of parliamentary democratic practice, implementation of federalism, and promotion of good governance across all tiers of government.”
Likewise, the delegation will also visit Australian-funded aid projects to see first-hand Australia’s partnership with Nepal to strengthen subnational governance, respond to climate change challenges, support small-holder farmers, and improve services for people living with neurodevelopmental disabilities.