Shortly after signing MoUs with China and Myanmar, Nepal has signed an MoU with Norway on November 04, 2019.
The MoU was signed to enable the establishment of a bilateral consultation mechanism between both countries’ foreign ministers. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal – Europe and America Division Joint Secretary Nirmal Raj Kafle and Norway Ambassador to Nepal Lasse Bjørn Johannessen signed the MoU on behalf of Nepal and Norway.
This paves way for both countries to exchange views on the overall aspects of bilateral relations on a regular basis.
Before the two sides signed the MoU, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Norway International Development Minister Dag Inge Ulstein met at the Nepal Foreign Ministry.
The two sides held discussions on bilateral talks with a primary focus on bilateral cooperation for energy, investment and trade.
The signing event was witnessed by Norwegian delegates and officials from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu and senior officials of the Nepal Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Meanwhile, German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schaefer met with Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Barsha Man Pun on Monday.
Minister Pun took the opportunity to extend his gratitude to the German Government for its noteworthy support in areas of alternative energy, energy and transmission line.
“Reinstating that solar and mini-grid are in the priority of the government. The government aims to hike the public access to clean energy through renewable energy and make it 12 percent in the coming three years,” said Pun.
He said that the German Government’s support would greatly boost the Nepal Government’s plan to provide electricity to all Nepalis.
Ambassador Sheifer shared that the German Government has decided to offer support worth NPR 1.5 billion to Nepal for materializing its vision.