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Nepal, Japan foreign ministers hold bilateral talks

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B360 May 6, 2024, 11:08 am
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KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayankaji Shrestha, and the visiting Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamikawa Yoko, conducted bilateral talks on Sunday. 

The dialogue took place at Deputy Prime Minister Shrestha's office in Singha Durbar, where the two Foreign Ministers deliberated on enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation between Nepal and Japan. 

This visit marks Kamikawa's inaugural trip to Nepal since assuming her role as Japan's Foreign Affairs Minister.

Following the meeting, DPM Shrestha DPM Shrestha spoke to the media, sharing that the discussions focused on broadening economic cooperation between the two nations, alongside considerations on various international affairs. Given that Kamikawa's visit was a formal goodwill visit, DPM Shrestha clarified that no agreements were finalised during the bilateral talks. 

Kamikawa arrived in Nepal on Sunday afternoon, responding to an invitation from DPM Shrestha. Foreign Secretary Sewa Lamsal extended a warm welcome to the Japanese Minister and her delegation at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Following the bilateral talks, she toured the historic Hanumandhoka Palace in Kathmandu Durbar Square and bought some Nepali books at the Mandala Book Point in Jamal. 

The Japanese Foreign Minister also had meetings with President Ramchandra Poudel at Sheetal Niwas and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu.

She concluded her daylong official visit to Nepal and returned home last night.

(With inputs from RSS)

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