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Reykjavik Global Forum: President Bhandari meets several leaders in Iceland

President Bidya Devi Bhandari receives WPL Trailblazer Award 2022 at the Reykjavik Global Forum – Women Leaders, on November 9, 2022.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari receives WPL Trailblazer Award 2022 at the Reykjavik Global Forum – Women Leaders, on November 9, 2022.

Kathmandu, November 10

Various officials and leaders from across the world called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the sidelines of the Reykjavik Global Forum – Women Leaders in Reykjavik in Iceland on Wednesday.

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir called on the president yesterday, and the two leaders discussed matters of further strengthening bilateral relations and exchanging potential cooperation in areas such as geothermal energy technology, climate change, tourism and sharing of experience in the areas of women and gender empowerment, the Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen, Denmark states in a press release.

Also on the sidelines, the UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous called on President Bhandari and appreciated the progress made by Nepal in women’s political empowerment and SDG indicators. Separately, Silvana-Koch Mehrin, the president and founder of Women Political Leaders, and Laura Liswood, the secretary general of the Council of Women World Leaders, also called on the president and discussed various experiences and issues related to gender, development and climate change.

Earlier on Wednesday, President Bhandari received WPL Trailblazer Award 2022 at the Reykjavik Global Forum – Women Leaders.

President Bhandari left Nepal to attend the event on Monday. She is returning home on Saturday.

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