Nepal, Mongolia hold BCM meet

Kathmandu, October 31

The first meeting of Bilateral Consultation Mechanism between Nepal and Mongolia was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu today.

Ganesh Prasad Dhakal, joint secretary and head of North East Asia Division at the MoFA and Davaasuren, state secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia led their respective delegations at the meeting.

During the meeting, various aspects of bilateral relations as well as cooperation in regional and multilateral forums on issues of common interest were discussed. Both sides underscored the need for enhancing cooperation in areas of trade, tourism, culture and people-to-people contacts for further strengthening bilateral relations. The two sides also discussed working together in various global forums to promote the interests of landlocked developing countries.

Joint Secretary Dhakal hosted a luncheon in honour of Davaasuren and his delegation. Other members of the Nepali delegation included officials from MoFA, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. The Mongolian delegation consisted of non-resident ambassador of Mongolia to Nepal and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.

The bilateral consultation mechanism was established on June 12.