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Finnish team to visit Nepal
Finnish team to visit Nepal

Kathmandu,4 Nov 2014: A 17-member visit team of Finnish decision-makers is scheduled to visit Nepal for five days from coming Sunday.

The team consists of members of the parliament, journalists, business people and high level government officials including a high level participation from the Ministry for Foreign affairs of Finland.

The visiting team is headed by Undersecretary of State Anne Sipilainen, the highest ranked government official as regards the Finnish aid programme globally.

The Finnish Embassy in Kathmandu will also participate in the mission, it is learnt.

The team is scheduled to meet ministers and high level government officials of Nepal during the visit.

Similarly, they will also make a field trip to Kaski, Parbat and Tanahun districts where the Finland is financing projects related to education, forestry, rural water supply and sanitation.

The Finish aid programme in Nepal concentrates on education, forestry, rural water supply and sanitation and human rights in different parts of the country.

Prior to this, Finland’s annual aid to Nepal is approximately 20 million euro (Rs 2.5 billion).

In addition to that Finland is also financing 50 NGO projects in the country, states in a press release issued by the embassy.

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