British ambassador to Nepal, Nicola Pollitt, Monday called on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal. During the meeting at the ministry, the two discussed various aspects relating to the Nepal-UK relations and mutual cooperation.
On the occasion, Minister Bhusal said Nepal-UK ties were not only cordial and deeper at the government-to-government level but at the people-to-people level as well.
The Minister expressed gratitude to the UK government for providing support to Nepal to control COVID-19. Appraising the UK representative that the development of reservoir-based hydro projects was the priority of Nepal for energy security, the Minister urged the UK government and private sector there to invest in such projects.
Stating that Nepal has been facing the negative effects of climate change, minister Bhushal pointed out that the impact is seen in many sectors. “This is not only the problem for Nepal, it is a global issue. I believe that the British government would extend cooperation to mitigate climate change impact,” remarked the Energy Minister.
Ambassador Pollitt on the occasion said that the British government has been working together with the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre and it was willing to collaborate in other energy sectors as well.
She informed that the Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Minister for South Asia, North Africa, the United Nations and the Commonwealth at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), is arriving in Nepal next week. Ambassador Pollitt advised that investment in the energy sector could be discussed during the meeting.