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14:42 | 13th December 2017

News: UK

Thu 27 May, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


We are delighted that the minister has chosen Nepal for his first overseas visit. This underpins the UK government’s continued commitment and support to Nepal’s development

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Openly-gay Tory MP Alan Duncan and newly appointed UK Minister for International Development Alan Duncan has landed in Nepal to meet with the nations Prime Minister.

The new Minister is reportedly in Nepal there for a two-day visit to get more of an understanding about how the UK funded projects are going and also lend his support to the peace process.

He is set to meet Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, Deputy Prime Minister Sujata Koirala and Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his visit was welcomed by Nepal's only openly gay MP Sunil Babu Pant.

According to The Kathmandu Post, DFID Nepal Chief Sarah Sanyahumbi said “We are delighted that the minister has chosen Nepal for his first overseas visit.

This underpins the UK government’s continued commitment and support to Nepal’s development,”

 

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