This is the third time Shrestha has been appointed to this position.

Ambassador to India, Nepal and Bhutan Nguyen Thanh Hai congratulated Shrestha on the appointment, describing it as an important milestone in the relationship between the two countries and also an achievement that the Vietnamese Embassy authorities as well as Nepalese agencies have made over the years to promote cooperation in the consular affairs.

Ambassador to India, Nepal and Bhutan Nguyen Thanh Hai (right) hands over the appointment decision to honourary consul in Nepal Rajesh Kazi Shrestha.

The diplomat said he believes that with his capacity, experience and deep affection for Vietnam, Shrestha will complete the assigned tasks and contribute to promoting economic, trade, cultural relations and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

Rajesh Kazi Shrestha, Vietnamese honorary consul in Nepal, in a group photo with Vietnamese Ambassador to Nepal Nguyen Thanh Hai and embassy staff

For his part, Shrestha expressed his honor and pledged to fulfill his role and to carrying out related activities, including citizen protection and support for the local Vietnamese community, strengthening the popularization of the country and people of Vietnam in Nepal as well as enhancing bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Source: VNA