New Zealand, Nepal secys meet

Kathmandu, October 2

Nepal-New Zealand first Bilateral Foreign Ministry Consultation meeting was held in Kathmandu today.

Tapas Adhikari, joint secretary, South East Asia and the Pacific Division of MoFA, and Andrew Needs, Additional Secretary, South and South East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand, led their respective delegations to the meeting. The two sides discussed various aspects of bilateral relations and exchanged views to promote cooperation through economic engagement.

The meeting also discussed climate change and New Zealand’s participation in the forthcoming Sagarmatha Sambaad, an international event to be held in Kathmandu next year, said a press release issued by the MoFA.

The New Zealand delegation comprised Her Excellency Joanna Kempers Ambassador of New Zealand to Nepal and Daniel Thompson Second Secretary, New Zealand Embassy, New Delhi.

The Nepali delegation included Surendra Kumar Yadav, under secretary, MoFA and Srijana Tiwari, under secretary Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, among others.