Kathmandu, November 6
President Ram Chandra Paudel‘s Europe tour has been postponed. According to Paudel’s foreign relations advisor, Suresh Chandra Chalise, it was postponed because of the inappropriateness of the President’s foreign trips during a natural disaster.
“Due to the difficult situation created by the earthquake in the country, the President’s tour has been postponed,” Chalise said.
The President was scheduled to participate in the Paris Peace Forum in France on November 8. Following his visit to France, Paudel was due to travel to Germany and Italy, returning to the country on November 17.
However, with the earthquake that hit Jajarkot and West Rukum resulting in the death of 153 people, Paudel has decided not to go. Paudel was also facing public pressure to postpone the visit.
Moreover, Paudel is scheduled to visit the earthquake-affected areas of Jajarkot and Rukum West on Tuesday morning.