Ambassador Kikuta and FM Shrestha shares view to deepen the bilateral relation between Japan and Nepal


Kathmandu, April 18: Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, KIKUTA Yutaka, paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, on April 18, 2024. 

On this occasion, Ambassador Kikuta mentioned that KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, had sent the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister her congratulatory letter on the inauguration of Minister. The ambassador himself expressed his best wishes for the success as the Foreign Minister, too. Minister Shrestha expressed the appreciation for the congratulations. 

 Ambassador Kikuta and Minister Shrestha exchanged their views to further enhance and deepen the friendly relationship between Japan and Nepal. Ambassador Kikuta mentioned the breakthrough of the Nagdhunga Main Tunnel, which is Nepal's first road tunnel being constructed by Japanese companies and Nepali workers with the support of the Government of Japan, on April 15, 2024.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shrestha highlighted that Japan had been working with Nepal as one of the leading development partners for decades and it had cooperated with the socio-economic development of Nepal. 

Ambassador Kikuta stated that Japan and Nepal had a long history of cordial bilateral relationship and Japan hoped to continue its cooperation with Nepal, overcoming the various challenges. (RSS)

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