Australian envoy meets DPM Mahara

Kathmandu, June 29

Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal Peter Budd paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara at the latter’s office in Singha Durbar today.

Matters relating to bilateral cooperation were discussed in the meeting.

On the occasion, DPM Mahara expressed his belief that Australia would continue to support Nepal in all its development endeavours. He also extended gratitude to Australia for its development assistance to Nepal.

Ambassador Budd said the number of Nepalis settling in Australia had increased and the relations between the two countries had expanded to the people’s level. He expressed confidence that the ties between the two countries would further strengthen in the days to come.

Meanwhile, National Representative of World Food Programme Pippa Bradford paid a courtesy call on DPM Mahara at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

During the meeting, they discussed the agreement on food programme that the WFP has signed with the Government of Nepal, according to Hari Lamichhane, the DPM’s public relations and press coordinator.