Kathmandu, Oct 2: The UN University for Peace has awarded the degree of ‘doctor honoris causa’ to Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at a special convocation organised in San José.
According to the media reports here, the honorary doctorate has been conferred on the Prime Minister in recognition of his contribution to achieving peace and democracy in Nepal.
In his acceptance statement on the occasion, PM Oli said, “For me, this honour is an acknowledgement of my country’s successful peace process and appreciation of peace-loving Nepali people. Moreover, with humility, I must submit that this recognition is bestowed on a citizen of the country that gave birth to Buddha – an apostle of peace.
I must commend the University for its Immense Contribution, as a centre of learning and research, to promoting the culture of understanding, tolerance and peace around the world.(UNI)