Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka and his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on Sunday discussed various bilateral and multilateral business issues in New York and exchanged views on promoting cooperation between the two countries.
This development comes after the holding of a bilateral meeting between Khadka and Jaishankar on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
According to the Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Khadka thanked the Indian government for its continued cooperation in the socio-economic development of Nepal.
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“The two sides also discussed the challenges posed by COVID-19 on the lives and livelihoods of the people of the two countries and agreed to work together in the fight against the virus,” the Nepalese foreign ministry said. in a press release.
Foreign Minister Jaishankar further agreed to strengthen the existing cooperation between the two countries.
Glad to welcome my new Nepalese colleague, Dr Narayan Khadka.
We agreed that we should work closely together to advance our special relationship. pic.twitter.com/NA5D3PYBjC
– Dr S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) September 26, 2021
âHappy to welcome my new Nepalese colleague, Dr Narayan Khadka. We have agreed that we should work closely together to move our special relationship forward, âJaishankar said in a tweet.
Later in the day, the Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the office of the Nepalese Consulate General in New York.
“He called on the officials of the Consulate General to provide consular services efficiently and promote Nepal’s economic diplomacy with special attention to export trade, investment and tourism,” he said. added.
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In addition, Khadka also participated in the Nepalese Diaspora Interaction Program which was co-organized by the General Consulate Office, the Nepalese Association of Non-Residents (NRN) and Nepalese community organizations.
He highlighted the role of NRNs in the socio-economic development of Nepal largely in the sectors of investment, culture and tourism promotion, and urged them to contribute to the development efforts of Kathmandu.
Earlier, on the sidelines of the UNGA, Khadka also held a bilateral meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen, and the two sides focused on the need for enhanced collaboration in the areas of trade, investment , hydroelectric development and cross-border energy trade, among others. .