Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the Himalayan nation is looking forward for extending ties with Russia on bilateral front.
As part of his ongoing Russia visit, Gyawali said both sides have agreed upon that through enhanced political arrangement and mutual cooperation in diverse fields.
“The objective of my visit this time, in my capacity as Foreign Minister of Nepal, has been to bolster trust, deepen political understanding, promote economic, commercial and cultural ties and strengthen collaboration in dealing with regional and global issues of common concern,” Gyawali said at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Explaining about his meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, Gyawali informed that they discussed on a wide range of matters such high-level exchange of visits, boosting the existing bilateral consultation mechanism and closing agreements on future cooperation.
Stating that regional cooperation is very important part of international relations, Gyawali said “Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a new opportunity for institutionalizing a long-lasting environment for peace and prosperity in the region, and beyond.”
He said Nepal looks at SCO as an effective platform for effective engagement in wide range of sectors such as energy, agriculture, trade and investment.
“We attach importance to SAARC and BIMSTEC as principal vehicles for regional cooperation in our region. As I said earlier, we want to enhance our engagement in SCO. We are also pursuing the objective of sub-regional cooperation within the framework of BBIN-Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. We are also a member of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue,” Gyawali noted.
Hope, the new discussions will take Nepal-Russian relations to the next level.