November 19: Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel during his ongoing visit to Europe invited Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto to attend the Sagarmatha Sambad 2020, an international conference on climate change initiated by the government scheduled for next year.
Minister Pokharel handed an invitation letter sent by Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali to Haavisto, reported state-run news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti.
Minister Pokharel held discussions with the Finnish minister for cooperation in the education sector of Nepal, informed Pokharel’s personal secretary Binod Neupane.
Finland’s Ambassador to Nepal Pertti Anttinen and under secretary Dhruba Raj Regmi were present during the meeting.
Minister Pokharel reached Finland after attending the 40th General Assembly of UNESCO in Paris, France recently.