The 2023 General Assembly of the Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) was successfully concluded today in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
A total of 25 delegates from 11 member federations spanning 9 different countries actively participated in this General Assembly. The participating countries included China, India, South Korea, Iran, Hongkong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Mongolia, and Nepal.
During the General Assembly, Ms. Christine Pae, the Secretary General of UAAA, delivered the UAAA office report, which received unanimous approval from the attending members. Delegates representing each member federation also presented their respective annual activity reports, engaging in in-depth discussions primarily focused on the critical aspects of mountaineering safety and responsibility. A strong emphasis was placed on ensuring the safety and responsibility of mountaineering practices.
As the host federation, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) extended its heartfelt appreciation to the UAAA board and all the UAAA member federations for their unwavering support in making the 2023 UAAA General Assembly a resounding success.
The President of the NMA, Mr. Sherpa, expressed his gratitude, saying, "First and foremost, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the UAAA board and all the delegates for their invaluable support in making this General Assembly a success. I firmly believe that this gathering will contribute significantly to ensuring the safety and responsibility of mountaineering. Once again, thank you all so much."
The General Assembly was inaugurated by Mr. Chakra Bahadur Budha, the Director General of the Department of Tourism.