Kathmandu: Nepal should invite US President Donald Trump to make time to visit the Himalayan nation in order to let him see for himself whether climate change is an invention of some scientists, or is it a reality of today’s world, said Vice President of German Bundestag (Parliament) Claudia Roth at the conclusion of her three-day visit to Nepal on Tuesday.
Vice President Roth, who visited Nepal to enhance cooperation between the Parliaments of Nepal and Germany and strengthen longstanding bilateral friendship between the two countries, clarified that she made this proposition because Nepal as well as its neighbors Bhutan and Bangladesh have seen the negative impacts of climate change in the form of melting glaciers and its environmental consequences that has posed grave danger in the region.
US President Trump has famously said he believes that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese and proposed sweeping cuts to US financial support for the global fight against climate change.
“Nepal should take leadership in the region to articulate the increasing dangers of climate change in the international stage,” she said, adding that it is industrialized nations like Germany who are in large part responsible for intensified weather events brought about by climate change in the world.
While in Nepal, Vice President Roth paid courtesy visits to President Bidya Devi Bhandari and apprised the latter about ongoing bilateral exchanges between the parliaments of the two countries.
Expressing Germany’s readiness to help Nepal in the multiple fields of development, including the ongoing rebuilding and reconstruction efforts, Roth expressed hope that Nepal’s new constitution would pave the path of political stability and unity of the people and that it will be fully implemented soon.
Similarly, in her meeting with Speaker of Legislature-Parliament Onsari Gharti Magar, Vice President Roth stressed on the closer cooperation between the Parliaments of Nepal and Germany.
During her stay in Nepal, Roth also held fruitful dialogues with Nepal’s human rights community and civil society, and highlighted their important role in realizing the goals of peace, justice and reconciliation process.