Nepal, Myanmar sign MoU on tourism and culture

MYANMAR: Nepal and Myanmar inked a memorandum of understanding(MoU) on cooperation in tourism and culture for strengthening relationship in this field following bilateral talks held today in the presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari and State Counselor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.

President Bhandari is currently on a five-day state visit to the Republic of Union of Myanmar at the friendly invitation of the President of Myanmar U Win Myint.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Union Minister for International Cooperation of Myanmar, Mr Kyaw Tin, signed and exchanged the two MoUs after the bilateral talks held at the Presidential House in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar.

President Bhandari arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday evening and held talks with her Myanmar counterpart U Win Myint at the Presidential House today.

Earlier, Myanmar Army presented a Guard of Honour to President Bhandari.

President Bhandari's entourage includes Minister for Foreign Affairs Gyawali, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, Secretary at the Office of the President Dr Hari Poudel, Chief Personal Secretary to the President, Dr Bhesh Raj Adhikari, high officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the President, among others.

The President will conclude her state visit to Myanmar on October 20.