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Promoting Relations with Nepal

Date: 14 February 2020 - 15 February 2020

On 14 February 2020, Ambassador to Nepal with residence in New Delhi Milan Hovorka, realized  one-day official trip to Nepal. He had meetings with  the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal  Pradeep Gyawali and the chairman of the lower house of the Nepalese Parliament Agni Prasad Sapkota. In the framework of the ceremony he handed over an ambulance, operative vehicle and medical equipment as part of the MEDEVAC humanitarian program and discussed the possibilities for developing bilateral economic relations with young Nepalese entrepreneurs.

The talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali focused on support  bilateral relations and cooperation in regional and global issues. Ambassador Milan Hovorka recalled that the Czech Republic has been present in Nepal for a long time through a range of development aid programs implemented from both public and private entities. He also mentioned the interest in developing people-to-people contacts. To support them, the Czech Republic opened a visa application center in Kathmandu last year, which facilitates the visa procedure for Nepalese citizens interested in traveling to the Czech Republic. Both sides agreed on need to give bilateral relations new momentum through high-level visits. Ambassador Milan Hovorka expressed interest in Minister’s Gyawali visit in the Czech Republic as well as continued interest in the visit of the  Nepalese Minister of Finance headed by a business delegation to the Czech Republic.


Ambassador Milan Hovorka and chairman of the lower house of Nepalese parliament Agni Prasad Sapkota discussed the importance of the parliaments of both countries for the development of bilateral relations. The Czech Ambassador informed  about the existence of a group of friends of Nepal in the Czech Parliament and gave consideration for  the establishment of a similar group of friends of the Czech Republic in the Nepalese Parliament. The Czech side would welcome a visit of members of the Nepalese Parliament to the Czech Republic.



Ambassador Milan Hovorka handed over an ambulance, operating car and medical equipments to the Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Foundation to facilitate access to basic medical care for poor children and uneducated farmers in the Nala district  as part of the MEDEVAC humanitarian program. Under the MEDEVAC Program, the Czech government provided a total of CZK 900,000 (approx. USD 39,000) to the Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Foundation. On this occasion, Ambassador Hovorka met with the highest spiritual representatives of the monastery of the same name and visited the local monastery school.


Ambassador Milan Hovorka also attended a discussion forum with young leaders from the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum of the Confederation of Nepalese Industry.