8 Oct

Sri Lankas new envoy to Nepal presents her credentials

Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Foreign Affairs, General Rajendra Chhetri, Chief of the Army Staff, Dr. Madam Kumar Bhattarai, Foreign Affairs Expert at the Office of the President, Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, Bhupendra Prasad Poudel, Secretary at the Office of the President and other senior officials from the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs were  present on the occasion. (Colombo Gazette) The President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari received the Letters of Credence from Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Nepal Ms Wellage Swarnalatha Perera, at a special ceremony yesterday, the Foreign Ministry in Nepal said.The Nepal President also received the Letters of Credence from Mentor Patricia Villagomez Merino, Jozef Drofenik and Jagdishwar Goburdhun, Ambassadors of the Republic of Ecuador, the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Mauritius to Nepal at the Ceremonial Hall of the Office of the President. Swarnalatha Perera is residential Ambassador and Mentor Patricia Villagomez Merino, Jozef Drofenik and Jagdishwar Goburdhun are based in New Delhi with concurrent accreditation to Nepal. read more

3 Oct

Notley trying to boost the rep of Alberta oil industry in Washington

Premier Rachel Notley is winding up her trip to Washington D.C. and says it’s been critical to securing our economy and international reputation.Notley has been meeting with several American government officials including Alaskan senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy Lisa Murkowski.She says it was satisfying to discover how interested Washington leaders were in learning more about how our climate leadership plan was accomplished.“People who are trying to move the ball down the field on environmental legislation, on climate change pieces, were very excited by the work that we’ve done and actually saw it for the progress it represents,” says Notley.The premier says the more we can show people our extraction and production are environmentally sustainable, the more attractive our province will become. Notley says she was surprised with how open Washington leaders were in talking about energy after hearing Alberta’s Climate Change Plan.“There’s not going to be an immediate stop of people using non-renewable energy, and that in fact, Canada continues to be a reliable, responsible supplier,” she says.She says for far too long our reputation has been put at risk and that is now changing. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Premier Rachel Notley comments after the federal government released its first budget. March 22/2016 Reporter Ian Campbell by Kaitlin Lee Posted Apr 29, 2016 12:48 pm MDT Notley trying to boost the rep of Alberta oil industry in Washington read more