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Japanese foreign minister meets Nepal's top leadership

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Japanese Taro paid a courtesy call on Nepalese Bidya Devi and K P Oli on Thursday during which he discussed with them the issues of bilateral and mutual interests.

During Kono's meeting with Oli, various aspects of Nepal-bilateral relations, regional and global issues of common concerns were discussed, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

"While sharing the recent political achievements and priorities of the Government, Oli appreciated the of for its continued support and cooperation in socio-economic development of Nepal," it said.

assured him of Japan's continued assistance to in realising its development goals, it added.

On Wednesday, held talks with his Nepalese counterpart

The two sides also signed the Exchange of Notes for revising the

"The signing of the Exchange of Notes will pave the way for the operation of direct flight between our two countries," the ministry said.

Similarly, a Memorandum of Cooperation was also signed between the two sides on conducting bilateral consultations.

The Memorandum of Cooperation will provide a platform to both countries to discuss modalities for extending the cooperation, review all aspects of bilateral relations, explore new areas of cooperation and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual concerns.

"We also discussed about bilateral cooperation for the implementation of projects in related to infrastructure building, connectivity and energy," Gyawali said after the meeting.

"We also discussed the Japanese investment in priority sectors of and active participation of Japanese investors and entrepreneurs in the upcoming Nepal Investment Summit to be held in March 2019," he added.

The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on sending Nepalese labour forces to Japanese labour market under new immigration policy introduced by Japan, according to the statement.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 18:50 IST