Inauguration of French classes to Nepali police officers
Kathmandu, 23 July 2018
Mr Arnaud Champy, Chargé d’Affaires ai, inaugurated the French classes to Nepali police officers at National Police Academy. This is the 5th year in a row that the French government is funding French classes in cooperation with the Alliance Française.
Kathmandu, 23 July 2018
Dear Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr Ram Prasad Shrestha
Dear senior police officers
It is a great pleasure for me to be here today and an honour to meet you, Nepali police officers, for the opening of the French language session. It is the 5th year in a row the French government is funding this kind of session and I am very happy of this continuous effort.
During our regular meetings with the Nepali authorities, we have been informed that they are impressed with this kind of cooperative action. Let me stress that my authorities appreciate it also very much and I do hope that, even among continuing constraints on our budgets, French support will continue in the coming years as well.
The reason for this cooperation is simple:
Your actions on the ground are beneficial to France as well. You are going to be dispatched for peace keeping operations in French speaking countries, and you may be alongside other French speaking officers. You will be sent to countries where peace keeping operations have been sustained by the United Nations as a way to maintain peace and France is the fifth-largest contributor to the PKO budget. France views that in order to confront the crisis of the 21st century, PKO is essential. As a permanent member of the Security Council, France participates fully, regularly, and with conviction in the preparation of mandates and in following up on PKO actions.
The French government thinks that it is not enough to win a war; It is more important and more difficult to win peace. It relies on a deep action to sow the seeds for peaceful development in underdeveloped countries. One of the key elements in achieving this is to establish confidence amongst the fellow officers and also with the local people. Hence, a basic knowledge of the French language will help you do just that.
You are the fourth batch of Nepal Police officers benefiting of this French language course. These 120 hours of study will allow you to acquire a good basis for effective communication and I am confident that this session will be extremely beneficial for your missions as well as for your professional growth.
On this journey of learning French language and for maintaining peace, I wish you all the very best.
Arnaud Champy, Chargé d’Affaires a.i.