Nepal, South Korea hold bilateral consultation meeting

KATHMANDU: Nepal and South Korea on Friday held the 3rd bilateral consultation meeting between the Ministries of Foreign Affair of two nations in Kathmandu.

Jhabindra Aryal, Joint-Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, had led the Nepali delegation and his counterpart Ryu Jeong-hyun, Director General for South Asia and Pacific Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, had led the Korean delegation of the bilateral consultation meeting, MoFA informed in a press statement today.

During the meeting, both sides discussed the issues of mutual interests and reviewed all the matters of bilateral cooperation, according to the statement.

The delegations also shared views on the various aspects of Nepal-Korea relations so as to take them ahead in a forward looking manner.

The Nepali delegates appreciated the Government of Korea for its continued support and cooperation in the overall socio-economic development of Nepal whereas the Korean delegation expressed its readiness to continue cooperation in the socio-economic development efforts and priorities of the Government of Nepal.

In the meeting, both sides agreed to enhance cooperation and maintain regular contacts at different levels and also agreed to work together to further strengthen the Employment Permit System for mutual benefits and promote tourism, trade and connectivity between the two countries and cooperate at regional and global levels on matters of mutual interests, according to the statement.

Aryal meanwhile hosted a lunch in honour of the visiting delegation.

Later in the afternoon, Kyu had called on Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shanker Das Bairagi.