Press Release on second meeting of Nepal-Switzerland Bilateral Consultations

Press Release

Second meeting of Nepal-Switzerland bilateral consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Nepal and Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of Switzerland was held in Bern, Switzerland this afternoon.

Mr. Ghanshyam Bhandari, Joint Secretary and Head of Europe America Division of the Ministry and Ambassador Mr. Johannes Matyassy, Assistant State Secretary for Asia and Pacific at the FDFA led the respective delegations.

The two sides reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations and discussed the possibilities of enhancing cooperation in areas of trade, investment, tourism and consular cooperation. They also deliberated on the issues of multilateral cooperation including migration, human security, climate change and mountain partnership.

Other members of Nepali delegation were Mr. Tek Bahadur Khatri, Under Secretary at Ministry of Finance, Mr. Suresh Adhikari, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Nepal in Geneva and Mr. Lakshuman Khanal, Under Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Swiss delegation included Mr. Raphael Nageli, designate Assistant Secretary for Asia/Pacific; Mr. Pietro Mona, Ambassador for Development, Forced Displacement and Migration; Ms. Nathalie Semoroz, Deputy Head of South Asia and Conflict and Human Rights Division from FDFA as well as Mr. Diepak Elmer, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Kathmandu, among others.

The first Nepal-Switzerland Bilateral Consultations was held in Kathmandu on 30 May 2016.

Embassy of Nepal
Geneva, Switzerland
14 June 2018