A 25-member delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), including agricultural experts and business persons, is arriving in Nepal for a seven-day official visit from November 10 to 16.
The delegation will be led by Takami Nakada, Deputy Director-General for International Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat, MAFF, according to a statement of Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu.
The delegation will hold meetings with high-level Nepal government officials and business persons and also visit sites of agriculture and supportive facilities. The delegation had first visited Nepal in January 2019.
The delegation will also organise a “Public-Private Joint Forum on Private Investment, Inter-governmental Cooperation and Acceptance of Human Resources between Nepal and Japan” in Kathmandu on November 13.
In the meantime, a signing ceremony will also be held for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) on developing agricultural technologies to increase agricultural production and improve natural resource management.
Dr. Masa Iwanaga, President of JIRCAS, will attend the signing ceremony.
The objectives of the visit are to explore investment opportunities in Nepal by Japanese agriculture and food-related companies, make contribution for various cooperative activities and/or joint research between government agencies of the two countries for enhancing productivity of agricultural products.