In a move promoting Nepal-Myamnar ties, the Myanmar-Nepal Friendship Association was formed at the Nepali Embassy in Yangon on December 24, 2017.
The Association, chaired by Myint Oo, the former Myanmar Ambassador to Nepal and former Parliamentary Chairman of the International Relations Committee, aims at boosting economic cooperation between the two countries in tourism, trade and investment.
“In view of new democratic civilian government in Myanmar (after 54 years of military rule) and republic government in Nepal, both the countries are looking forward to developing economic cooperation in the field of tourism, trade and investment,” the Nepali Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
This is the first such association formed since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 1960 and the opening of Nepali Embassy in 1965.
On the occasion, Ambassador Bhim Udas lauded Myint Oo and his team for this initiative of establishing the Association and also commended all the former Nepali envoys who worked for the strengthening of bilateral ties between the two nations.