Kathmandu, July 14:

Newly appointed ambassador of Finland to Nepal, Asko Numminen, called on the Deputy PM and Minister for Foreign Affairs KP Sharma Oli at his office in Sheetal Niwas today.

During the meeting, ambassador Numminen said Finland and Nepal have longstanding friendship and Finland highly valued its relations with Nepal, the MoFA stated.

The ambassador informed about the Finnish government’s decision to resume its cooperation to Nepal, which was suspended after the royal takeover.

He said that Finland was positive in supporting Nepal in the peace process and that it would do its best to help Nepal through European Union as well as its current Presidency.

Deputy PM thanked the government of Finland for its very clear and strong support to the recent peaceful movement of the Nepali people for the restoration of democracy in the country.

Similarly, the newly-appointed ambassador of Venezuela to Nepal Milena Santana-Ramirez also called on Oli separately at his office today.

Matters relating to Nepal-Venezuela relations and other issues of mutual interests were also discussed during the meeting.

Earlier today, both the ambassadors presented their Letters of Credence to the King at Narayanhity Royal Palace.