The Australian Ambassador to Nepal His Excellency Mr. Peter Budd paid farewell call on Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali at Singhdurbar, Nepal after completing his tenure. At present, he is busy acknowledging the fond farewells being held for him.
Peter Budd, a holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Melbourne, is a well-known Australian diplomatic official. As a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he has served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission in Baghdad, Pretoria, and Port Vila. As the Australian Ambassador to Nepal (2017-20), he has had a distinguished tenure of office which saw some of the remarkable accomplishments.
It included building, maintaining, and strengthening the relationships and promoting bilateral interest between Australia and Nepal.
His three years term of service has been widely regarded as remarkably successful for his contributions to developing the relationship and enhancing the cooperation between Australia and Nepal.
He always tried to justify the Australian attitude that it values Nepalese people in building close people to people link between Australia and Nepal. He has been admired for playing active and prominent role in promoting the bonding between these two countries. He is appreciated for his performance in furthering the progress of Nepalese communities in Australia along with the ambassadorial duties.
He also worked for the charity organisations associated with Australia in Nepal which intended to bring about positive change in Nepalese communities, especially in the remote areas.
Nepal and Australian Embassy in Nepal have partnered to deliver online sessions on suicide prevention in Nepal to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day.
The embassy also partnered with the Australian Himalayan Foundation to ensure children to encourage them to carry on learning during the COVID 19 and lockdown through radio classes in remote parts of Nepal.
To celebrate International Literacy Day in Nepal, it supported substantially through Australia Awards. It also encouraged and supported inclusive education in Nepal. Recently, it has aided such as food, medicine, etc. to the flood-affected families in Kailali district. It has thorough Australia’s ‘She LeadProgram’ launched the campaign to empower women with skills and knowledge to take leadership roles in political and electoral processes. It is supporting the indigenous people to protect and preserve their culture in collaboration with Nepal’s sub-National Government program.
His involvement in supporting the Government of Nepal to respond to the critical reproductive health and protection needs of women and girls during the covic19 pandemic is worthy of praise. He played very active role in organizing a repartition flight for Australian and New Zealand tourists to get home amidst the COVID 19 pandemic in close coordination with the Government of Nepal.
Hearty congratulations to Mr. Peter Budd. Best wishes for prouder accomplishments and goodwill.