At a time when Nepal and Britain is celebrating two hundred years of bilateral relationship, British Embassy hosted a reception to welcome New British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris.
Attended by diplomats representing various countries, member of Legislature Parliament, high government officials and other civil society members, British Ambassador Morris said that this year is important years as it marks 200 hundred years of establishment of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Addressing the program ambassador Morris said that the United Kingdom has been providing support to Nepal in various sectors of development programs through DFID, British Army. He said that there is a huge contributions through the people’s to people level.
“We will continue to support Nepal in various fields to strengthen the livelihood of the people,” said Ambassador Morris. Ambassador Morris said that the British government has been supporting Nepal through DFID, British Council and British Army in various areas.
Ambassador Morris said that DFID is doing its best to ensure the supply of humanitarian winter goods needs to continue if Nepal is not to see a second round of earthquake related deaths from cold and lack of shelter in the high hills.
Ambasador said that the winter now approaches across Nepal and many remain homeless and said that the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) reacted swiftly to the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal by allocating a package totalling £70m.
Ambassador Morris said that the DFID Nepal continues to be a strong supporter of the humanitarian effort in Nepal and announces its second phase of humanitarian assistance.