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Nepal participates in Diplomatic Fun Fair in South Africa



Ministry of foreign affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal (file photo)

Kathmandu: The Embassy of Nepal, Pretoria, the Republic of South Asia on Saturday participated in Diplomatic Fun Fair-2022 organised by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of the Republic of South Africa.

The event was held at the premises of the Union Buildings, Pretoria with the theme of ‘ Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent’ aimed to promote cultural diplomacy and to further enhance the spirit of global unity and cultural integrations through exchanges of culture, arts, music and cuisine among relevant stakeholders including government bodies, business community, diplomatic corps, civil society and the general public, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the annual event held under the 2022 African Union ( AU), the Embassy set up a stall showcasing a rich diversity of Nepal’s natural, historical and social-cultural treasures, and disseminated information to visitors about touristic destinations, exportable Nepali products and other socio-economic aspects of the country. Further, promotional tourism videos and documentaries about Nepal were screened through the Fair.

As part of the Fair, Nepali cuisines such as rice-pudding, Aaloo Dam, Aaloo Chop, Batuk and Potato-cucumber pickle were exhibited and distributed to an overwhelming number of visitors including high ranking South African Government officials, members of diplomatic corps, local business communities, media persons, students and general public.

A host of cultural performances and concert, both by South African artists and the diplomatic missions remained added beauty of the programme.

Over five dozens of Embassies/High Commissioners, regional offices of international organisations including the UN accredited to South Africa and local academic institutions took part in the Fair-a public diplomacy initiate being held by DIRCO since 2006.