PM Dahal arrives home from Italy

Photo: Barsha Shah

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has returned home a while age after concluding his visit to Italy.

Prime Minister Prachanda had left for Italy on July 22 by leading a Nepali delegation to attend the ‘Food System Summit +2’ organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at Rome in Italy.

Speaker of House of Representatives Devraj Ghimire, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timmilsina, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Minister for Tourism Sudan Kirati others received the PM at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

PM Dahal, in his address to the ‘Food System Summit’ had underlined the need for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to spur investment in agriculture to cope with climate change and other hazards and strengthen adaptation capacity.

Dahal had also addressed the ‘United Nations Food Systems-2023 Stocktaking Moment’ highlighting the effectiveness of Nepal’s ongoing mid-day meal programme in the health and overall educational improvements of the students.

During his stay in Italy, PM Dahal had held separate meetings with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres.

Dahal also held discussion with the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Executive Director Cindy Mccan, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu and international Fund for Agriculture Development’s President Alvaro Lario.

PM Dahal, throughout his stay there, was also engaged in events including participation in a reception hosted by the Non-Resident Nepali Association, Italy in Rome and separate discussion with the members of Nepali Progressive Forum chapters of Italy, Belgium, Spain, Croatia, Portugal, Austria and Ireland.

The PM-led delegation comprises his personal secretary and daughter Ganga Dahal, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Dr Beduram Bhusal, National Planning Commission Member Dr Jayakant Raut, high-ranking government officials, security personnel and others.