The Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his 18-member delegation arrived in Kathmandu on January 09, 2019. Following his visit, Nepal and Japan signed two MoUs after a ministerial-level discussion in Kathmandu.
The meeting was represented by Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and Japan Foreign Minister Kano
Listed below are some of the key discussions held between Nepal and Japan:
The national airlines carrier has decided to resume its operation in Japan by the end of February 2019, after nearly a decade
During Kano’s Nepal visit, he will also be meeting President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
As part of the two-day visit, Japan Foreign Minister Taro Kano met Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar on January 11, 2019.
During the meeting, PM Oli thanked Japan for its continued support in Nepal’s social and economic development fields. According to PM Oli’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Rajan Bhattarai, Oli also urged Minister Kano to extend support in Nepal’s priority development areas including modernization of agriculture, energy generation, infrastructure development, and other sectors.
In return, the Japanese Minister pledged his country’s continued support to Nepal, Bhattarai added.
Bhattarai also said that the following additional areas were discussed by both countries’ representatives:
Looks like Nepal and Japan have headed for a strengthened bilateral tie-up!