Japan to provide Rs 356 million for food assistance in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Government of Japan has agreed to provide grant assistance of 350 million Yen equivalent to about Rs 356 million to Nepal for carrying out food assistance programme.

The signing of Exchange of Notes towards this end was held on the witness of the foreign ministers of Nepal and Japan.

Ambassador of Nepal to Japan Prativa Rana and Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masamichi Saigo, on Monday, signed the Exchange of Notes on behalf of their respective governments.

The signing ceremony was held after the bilateral meeting between foreign ministers of both countries -- Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Taro Kano -- at Ikura House, Tokyo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The assistance aims to support the Government of Nepal to implement Food Assistance Programme to ensure food security to Nepali people.

The assistance from Japan will enable Nepal government to procure rice and supply it to the people in need.