FM Gyawali meets Japanese minister

Kathmandu, November 20

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held a bilateral meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono at Ikura House, Tokyo, yesterday.

The overall gamut of bilateral relations was discussed during the meeting. Both leaders expressed satisfaction with the excellent state of bilateral relations between Nepal and Japan and expressed commitment to further deepen and expand bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit. Both sides also stressed the need for exchange of high level visits to further strengthen bilateral relations, according to a press release issued by the Tokyo-based Nepali embassy.

Gyawali is on an official visit to Japan. On the occasion, Minister Gyawali shared with his Japanese counterpart the political gains made by Nepal and the government’s priorities for economic development. He requested Japanese assistance in priority sectors such as development and modernisation of agriculture, energy, infrastructure development, tourism and  human resource development, among others.

Gyawali also requested the Japanese side to facilitate early operationalisation of direct flights of Nepal Airlines between the two countries, support in making the Visit Nepal Year 2020 successful, open the Japanese labour market for Nepali people and encourage Japanese investors to invest in Nepal.