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On 9 January 2015, Ambassador Meyer paid a first visit to Dr. Ram Shrestha, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University (KU), on the University campus in Dhulikhel.
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On 19 December 2014, the Migrant Advisory Centre was opened in the presence of Minister for Labour and Employment Tek Bahadur Gurung as well as representatives of the German Embassy and AWO International at Gongabu bus station in Kathmandu.
On 16 – 17 December, the Responsible Business Summit, supported by the German Development Cooperation, brought together more than 300 politicians, business leaders and academics in Kathmandu. Along with Prime Minister Shushil Koirala, Ambassador Matthias Meyer attended the opening ceremony of the summit.
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.