Visit of H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn to Kathmandu, Nepal from 20-24 August, 2017
H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn attended the 7th South Asian Conference on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) titled “Protection of Cultural Property and Armed Conflict” organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with the Government of Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The countries that participated in this conference are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
During the conference, the Secretary General chaired the session on “International Humanitarian Law” and also presented the Special Issue of AALCO Journal of International Law (Vol. 4, Issue 2) on “Protection of Cultural Property and International Humanitarian Law”.
On the sideline of the conference, the Secretary-General had the honor to meet Hon’ble Yagya Bahadur Thapa, Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Nepal along with Mr. Shanker D. Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Dilli Raj Ghimire, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Nepal and they seized the opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest relating to the existing relationship between Nepal and AALCO. Nepal joined AALCO in 1971 and hosted the 24th Annual Session of AALCO in 1985. Nepal had introduced the topic work programme of AALCO on “The Right of Transit for Land-Locked States.”
He also had a courtesy call with H.E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of SAARC at SAARC Headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Hon’ble Yagya Bahadur Thapa (Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Nepal) in conversation with H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn