Advent and Christmas in Germany - a very special time of the year
The season of Advent is something very special in Germany, a time when people look forward to Christmas Eve on 24 December, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. The festive atmosphere, the decorated Christmas trees, the presents carefully arranged underneath and many other traditional customs are part and parcel of German culture.
From 8 to 10 December, Ambassador Meyer visited several cooperation programmes in the Banke, Bardyia and Kailali districts of Nepal. The Mid and Far Western Development Regions of Nepal are the geographical focus of bilateral development cooperation, as these regions are particulary under-developed compared to other parts of the country.
Bilateral Nepal-German Government Negotiations on Development Cooperation Successfully Concluded
The German-Nepal government negotiations which were held on 1 and 2 December 2014 in Kathmandu focussed on the three core areas of both countries´ bilateral development cooperation:
Sustainable Economic Development and Trade
Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy
Read more in the Press Release [pdf, 97.63k]
On 30 November 2014, the German Development Cooperation celebrated the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Bhaktapur Development Project. From 1974 to 1986, the German Government had financed the reconstruction of most of the old city of Bhaktapur. Since 1979, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.