Nepal-Japan Bilateral Consultation Meeting between the
Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and Japan
Nepal and Japan held bilateral consultation meeting between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Nepal and Japan this morning in Kathmandu.
Mr. Jhabindra Aryal, Joint Secretary and head of the North East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Nepalese delegation and his counterpart H. E. Mr. Nashida Kazuya, Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan led Japanese delegation during the consultation meeting.
The Nepalese delegation comprised of senior officials of different Ministries and agencies as well as the officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Nashida led an 8 member Japanese delegation including H.E. Mr. Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal and other higher officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu.
During the meeting, both sides discussed the issues of mutual interests and common concerns on Nepal-Japan relations and reviewed matters of bilateral cooperation such as Japanese cooperation in the overall socio-economic development of Nepal, focused cooperation on post disaster reconstruction and rebuilding and celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations and promoting mutual cooperation at regional and global levels, among others.
The Japanese side expressed its readiness to continue extending cooperation to Nepal in her socio-economic developments by supporting development priorities and paths taken by the Government of Nepal. Nepalese side appreciated the willingness of Japan to assist Nepal in its efforts towards creating a prosperous society.
Mr. Nashida called on Rt. Hon’ble Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal and Hon’ble Mr. Kamal Thapa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs at their respective offices following the Nepal Japan political dialogue.
The two Foreign Ministries started to hold regular bilateral consultation meeting since last year to review the status of bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in forward looking manner. The first meeting was held in Tokyo last year.
Office of the Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kathmandu
29 June 2016