Kathmandu, April 24:

The annual meeting of Nepal-Japan Trade and Economic Forum (NJTEF) has elected Hikmat Bahadur Mali as its president. Puspa Das Shrestha, Ranjit Amatya and Ichharaj Tamang have been elected as vice-president, general secretary and treasurer respectively.

Surendra Bir Malakar is the outgoing president. Rabi Singh and Ranju Ranjit are the duo secretaries, whereas the members are Naresh Prasad Shrestha, Badri Prasad Koirala, Manmira Shrestha, Bijendraman Shakya, Sukunta Lal Hirachan, Nilkantha Chaulagai, Rajendra Malla, Chandra Prasad Dhakal and Ram Prasad Shrestha. The meeting has decided to organise trade fairs, exchange trade delegations, seminars along with various programme to promote bilateral investment and trade.