Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan MP, last week visited Nepal on a fact-finding mission. It was his first overseas visit since he was appointed as Minister of State on 13 May 2010.
Video: watch a video report from the visit
Whilst there, Mr Duncan met Nepal’s Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Deputy Prime Minister Sujata Koirala, as well as constituent assembly members and donors.
He also made field visits to Bhojpur and Biratnagar to see DFID-supported development programmes, witnessing first hand how DFID’s road building, community support, forestry and health programme are helping poor people to lift themselves out of poverty.
Minister Duncan said:
I’m pleased to say that the UK is really helping to make a difference to poor people in Nepal and I look forward to working with the people of Nepal in continuing this work and thinking through what more we could do.