A group of 17 Finnish decision makers will visit Nepal November 9-13. The group has been invited to Nepal by the Ministry for Foreign Affaires of Finland. The reason for the visit is to familiarize the group with Finland´s development cooperation program in Nepal.
According to a press release issued by Embassy of Finland, the visiting group consists of members of the parliament, journalists, business people and high level government officials including a high level participation from the Ministry for Foreign Affaires of Finland. The group is headed by Under Secretary of State Anne Sipiläinen, who is the highest ranked government official as regards the Finnish aid program globally. The Finnish Embassy in Kathmandu will also participate in the mission.
The Finnish decision makers will meet ministers and high level government officials of Nepal during the visit. They will also make a field trip to Kaski, Parbat and Tanahun districts. Finland is financing projects related to education, forestry and rural water supply and sanitation in these districts and the group is provided with a possibility to visit the projects November 10-11.
“The Finnish aid program in Nepal concentrates on education, forestry, rural water supply and sanitation and human rights. Finland´s annual aid budget to Nepal is approximately 20 million euro which is equivalent to 2,5 billion Nepali rupees. In addition to that Finland is also financing 50 NGO projects in the country,” the press release said.