Prince Harry arrives in Nepal

Kathmandu, March 19 (IANS) British royal Prince Harry arrived in Nepal on Saturday for a five-day official visit.

Leading a 30-member delegation, Prince Harry arrived to represent the British government to mark the 200th anniversary of Nepal-Britain relations, Xinhua reported.

Prince Harry landed at the Tribhuwan International Airport on a Qatar Airways flight.

He was welcomed by Kunti Shah, state minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development.

This is the first official visit by the 31-year-old Prince to the quake-ravaged Himalayan country.

Security in the capital was tightened before Prince Harry’s arrival. He is accompanied by British State Foreign Secretary Hugo Swire.

Prince Harry will meet Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli later on Saturday and attend a reception hosted by the Nepalese government. He is scheduled to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday.

During the five-day stay, Prince Harry will visit the earthquake affected areas in the capital city and interact with displaced families living in temporary settlements.

Prince Harry is reported to have huge admiration for the resilience of the people of this country, particularly their response to the earthquakes of April and May last year.

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