Russian Ambassador calls on Home Minister

KATHMANDU: Russian Ambassador to Nepal Andrei D Budnik paid a courtesy call on Home Minister Janardan Sharma on Friday.

During the meeting which took place at the Home Ministry, the Russian Ambassador put his queries about the progress on the proposal that Russia made in 2015 before the Nepal for signing the Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation and exchange of information about disaster preparedness and response.

In response, the Minister said the MoU to this end could be signed after a few days homework, according to the Secretariat of Home Minister. He also acquired information about the Hydropower Project involving Russia that he had proposed while he was the Energy Minister.

On the occasion, the Russian Ambassador was learnt to have proposed Nepal purchase the logistics required for the Nepal Army including the MI 17 helicopter from Russia.

In reply, the Minister said he would officially respond to the proposal taking stock of budget of the respective ministry in his next meeting with the ambassador.