Nepal earthquake: Georgian Ambassador meets Georgian tourists in Kathmandu

Georgian Ambassador to India traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal on April 28, 2014. Photo by MFA., 29 Apr 2015 - 12:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

No Georgian citizens are reported to be among the victims of the Nepal earthquake, although there were several Georgian tourist groups in Nepal when the powerful earthquake hit the country.

Georgia’s Ambassador to India, who is also accredited to Thailand, Sri Lanka and Nepal, visited the devastated area yesterday.

Ambassador Levan Nizharadze met a group of Georgian tourists in capital Kathmandu and discussed their needs.

Levan Nizharadze, Georgia's Ambassador to India meets Georgian tourists in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by MFA.

Nizharadze also met Nepal’s Interior Minister and United Nations’ Nepal office representatives and discussed possible ways of how to help the affected population.

The Nepali authorities confirmed there were no Georgian citizens among the deceased or injured, the Ambassador said.

Today, Nizharadze will meet another group of Georgian tourists in Nepal, most of whom are expected to return to Georgia tomorrow.

Thousands of people were killed in the earthquake in Nepal and about two dozen were killed in a corresponding avalanche on Mount Everest last week.

Volunteers help affected people in Nepal. Photo by MFA.

The massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday just before noon near the capital Kathmandu. The earthquake caused a deadly avalanche on nearby Mount Everest.