Message from the Ambassador

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Dear friends from Nepal and abroad,
Namaskar and bonjour,

It is a great honour for me to be the French Ambassador to this wonderful country Nepal. On September 13, 2018, I submitted by Letters of Credence to the Right Honourable President of Nepal.

Although it’s been only a few days in Kathmandu, my very first impression is the openness of the Nepali people; from the officials of the Nepali administration to the general people. Now I know that when we say Nepalis are full of smiles, it could not be further from the truth.

Dear friends,
In 2019, we will be celebrating 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries and I am really looking forward to working with the Government of Nepal to make it a success. My primary mission as the French Ambassador to Nepal is to help boost the relationship in both directions. This includes enhancing political dialogue, supporting French businesses and promoting the French know-how, promoting culture and people to people exchanges, supporting the EU actions.

Of course, as a French Ambassador, I will pay much attention to the promotion of the French language and culture through the Alliance Française and the French International School. One of my main concerns will also be ensuring the safety of the French nationals.

I hope that you and I, along with my embassy team; can work together for the benefit of our two countries.

François – Xavier LEGER
14 September 2018

Chronological list of the French Ambassadors to Nepal

M. LEVI (Daniel) - 24 April1949

M. OSTROROG - 24 March 1952

M. GARNIER - 25 March 1961

M. DARIDAN - 14 June 1965

M. FRANCAIS - 24 April 1967

M. TOUSSAINT - 26 February 1971

M. MAX - 7 April 1975

M. DE TESTA - 29 June 1977

M. DELOCHE DE NOYELLE - 10 September 1980

M. DE WARREN - 15 February 1984

M. BARRAUX - 24 October 1985

M. GALAS - 31 May 1990

M. DUPONT (Daniel) - 7 May 1993

M. LUMMAUX - 9 September 1996

M. AMBROSINI - 15 July 2000

M. JOLIVET - 16 September 2004

M. Gilles-Henry GARAULT - September 2007

M. Jean-Charles DEMARQUIS - September 2010

Mme Martine BASSEREAU - October 2013 -> January 2016

M. Yves CARMONA - February 2016 - July 2018

M. François-Xavier LEGER - September 2018 -

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