Press Release on telephone conversation between the Foreign Ministers of Nepal and Canada

Press Release

Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada, Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, held a telephone conversation this evening. During the conversation, the two Foreign Ministers exchanged views on the initiatives taken by their respective governments for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and reiterated their commitments to stand by each other in these trying times. While expressing their sympathies on the loss of life, they wished for a speedy recovery of those receiving treatment. Both the Governments will continue to extend support to one another’s nationals stranded in their respective countries.

The two Ministers concurred that the bond of friendship has witnessed a robust growth in the recent years thanks to the continuation of high-level interactions including the meeting in September 2018 in New York at the Prime Ministers’ level. On Nepal’s request for Canada’s continued partnership for development, Minister Champagne assured that the Government of Canada will continue to extend cooperation to Nepal in future.

Minister Gyawali said Nepal and Canada share common views on many matters of global concern including climate change, multilateralism and agenda of the developing countries. Minister Champagne stated that Canada looks forward to working with Nepal on climate action and other common agendas.

Stressing the need for the strong global collaboration to effectively fight the pandemic, the two leaders viewed that better understanding and cooperation among all stakeholders is crucial to bring the situation under control.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singh Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
11 June 2020