Ambassador Riho Kruuv’s official visit to Nepal
His Excellency Riho Kruuv, Estonian Ambassador to India, made an official visit to Nepal from 7-10 June in the capacity of special diplomatic representative of President of Estonia.
Mr. Nava Raj Dahal, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia to Nepal welcomed Ambassador Riho Kruuv to Nepal at the VIP lounge at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 7 June.
As part of his visit, Ambassador Kruuv met with Hon'ble Foreign Minister Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali at the latter’s office to discuss about Estonia’s campaign bid for a non-permanent seat at UN Security Council and solicited Nepal’s support for the same. Mr. Gyawali has reassured Ambassador Kruuv of Nepal’s full support for Estonia in upcoming election for non-permanent seat in the United Nations.
On the same day, Ambassador Kruuv had an audience with Matrika Prasad Yadav, Hon’ble Minister for Industry, Commerce & Supplies where the two talked about the possibility of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of commerce and trade. Official meetings were held subsequently with Tourism minister Mr. Rabindra Adhikari and Hon’ble Minister for Communication and Information Technology Mr. Gokul Prasad Banskota in their respective offices.
Separate appointments were also held with Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal , Joint Secretary and Chief of UN, International Organizations and International Law Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Head of EU Delegation to Nepal, Ambassador Veronica Cody.
Ambassador Riho Kruuv’s visit has been highly successful and productive in further strengthening and developing the bilateral ties between Nepal and Estonia. New opportunities of cooperation have been identified and explored in the sectors of business and trade, tourism, communication and information technology during the visit. In addition the visit was instrumental in garnering Nepal’s support for Republic of Estonia’s campaign for United Nations Security Council 2020-2021 term.
Taking time out from his busy schedule, Ambassador Kruuv went on an adventurous mountain flight, visited Kathmandu Valley (Swoyambu, Boudha, Thamel, Bhaktapur Durbar Square), and drove to Nagarkot hill to see the Himalayas. He also paid a short visit to the office of the Honorary Consulate of Estonia in Nepal located in Thamel.
Honorary Consul Nava Raj Dahal coordinated Ambassador Kruuv’s official visit and accompanied him in all the official meetings. Ambassador Kruuv’s visit to Nepal is poised to further strengthen and promote the friendly and cordial relations between Estonia and Nepal in the days to come.