Press Release on the Official Visit of Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs to Japan

Press Release

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali attended an Interaction on “Nepal Japan Diplomatic Relations” and Luncheon program hosted by NRNA NCC Japan today. Addressing the programme, Hon. Foreign Minister shed light on the latest political developments and priorities of the present Government. He urged the Non-resident Nepalis to be a partner of the Government for economic development of the country to realize the motto “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali”. He called on the Non-resident Nepalis to promote the investment, transfer of technology and skills in Nepal in priority sectors. He also requested to act as goodwill ambassador for the promotion of Nepal in Japan. On the occasion, Ambassador of Nepal to Japan H.E. Ms. Prativa Rana, President of Non-Resident Nepali Association Mr. Bhawan Bhatta, NRNA Asia Pacific coordinator Mr. Kiran Bikram Thapa and President of NRN NCC Japan Mr. Tashi Wangdi Lama also delivered their remarks.

The Foreign Minister also attended the welcome reception-dinner programme hosted by Ambassador of Nepal to Japan H.E. Ms. Prativa Rana in his honour. While thanking the Embassy for hosting the reception-dinner programme, Hon. Minister highlighted the purpose and importance of his official visit to Japan and expressed his belief that the visit will further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries and explore new areas of cooperation for mutual benefit. Hon. Minister also thanked the government of Japan for its assistance in socio-economic development of Nepal. H.E. Ambassador of Nepal to Japan delivered her welcome remarks. Also on the occasion, HE Tadahiko Ito, Member of the House of Representatives and Deputy Secretary of Japan- Nepal Parliamentary Friendship League stressed on the need of parliamentary exchanges between the two countries and assured his full support to further expand and deepen the bilateral cooperation. Members of Nepali community in Japan, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal H.E. Masamichi Saigo, Japanese politicians, representatives of various institutions, academicians, businessmen and media people were present in the reception-dinner programme.

The Foreign Minister arrived in Tokyo, Japan this morning leading a delegation for an official visit at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. He was received at Haneda International Airport by Ambassador of Nepal to Japan H.E. Ms. Prativa Rana, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Masamichi Saigo and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Embassy of Nepal
18 November 2018