Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh in Nepal

Jun 25, 2016- Renowned Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh is in Nepal visit in her capacity as the UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.

She arrived Kathmandu on Wednesday to interact with parliamentarians on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was received by UNDP Country Director in Nepal, Renaud Meyer.

Yeoh met House Speaker Onsari Gharti magar, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Ananda Pokharel, among other lawmakers, on Friday.

“The people of Nepal aren’t simply looking for handouts they’re looking for a helping hand so that they can help themselves,” she said while talking to Parliamentarians at New Baneshwor on Friday, adding that the UNDP is ensuring that communities throughout the country are prepared to withstand and recover from disasters.

“I know that the Government of Nepal and UNDP have shared a long history of trust and credibility… a lasting and continuing partnership…over 50 years,” she said while addressing the Parliamentarians.

During the interaction Yeoh recalled last year’s April earthquake when she was in Nepal. She had left Nepal on the same day the devastating earthquake shook the country. This is Yeoh’s second visit to Nepal.

Yeoh visited different world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. She was appointed UNDP goodwill ambassador in March.

(source: http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/, June 25, 2016)

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