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Press Release on the celebration of the National Day in Paris


Press Release on the celebration of the National Day in Paris

Press Release on the celebration of the National Day

          On the occasion of theNational Day of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Embassy of Nepal in Paris organized a reception at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.  The national anthem was played at the beginning of the program. Welcoming invited guests, H.E. Mrs. Ambika Devi Luintel, Ambassador of Nepal to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, said that it was the first national day celebration after the promulgation of the new Constitution of Nepal on 20th September 2015.

On the occasion, she highlighted the constitution making process undertaken over six years by the erstwhile Constituent Assembly, a democratically elected body of representatives of all walks of Nepali life and all regions including terai, mountainous and Himalayan as well as all sections of Nepali society. She also shed light on the salient features of the new Constitution, including guarantee of human rights and fundamental freedoms, federalism, inclusive administration, gender equality, multi-party democracy, independence of judiciary, rule of law and prosperity of all Nepali people.

Ambassador Luintel mentioned that Nepal and France enjoyed excellent bilateral relations since the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 1949. She appreciated solidarity and cooperation extended by the Government and people of France to victims of the earthquakes last year in Nepal. She urged French tourists to visit Nepal, being tourism a backbone of the national economy. She expressed appreciation to UNESCO for support to Nepal’s efforts towards education development and cultural preservation, including monuments and temples located in world heritage sites in Nepal.

On the occasion, Mr. Gatechew Engida, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, emphasized that “the promulgation of the new Constitution of Nepal, last year, is a strong statement for fundamental rights and freedoms, progress and prosperity for the people of Nepal.” He said, “UNESCO stands by the people of Nepal and ready to extend its cooperation.” He mentioned the visit of the Director-General of UNESCO to Nepal last April who pledged “her determination to support the country’s recovery, democratic transition and inclusive development.”

More than 120 people including Ambassadors and Permanent Delegates of various countries, members of diplomatic community, senior officials of UNESCO, representatives of the French Government, business community, NGOs, Nepali community members and Embassy officials and their family participated in the National Day celebration. 

20 September 2016




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