Bigwigs confer with Japanese Foreign Minister

KATHMANDU: KATHMANDU: Foreign Affairs Minister of Japan Koichiro Gemba, who is on a two-day visit to Nepal, expressed his commitment to help best for Nepal’s development efforts.

During the meeting with Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai this morning, the Gemba said that his country was ready to provide assistance for Nepal’s economic and social development, Prime Minister’s press advisor Ram rijhan Yadav told the reporters after the meeting.

The Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister also expressed his commitment to increasing assistance in Nepal’s education and infrastructure development sectors.

According to Yadav, during the meeting discussions were held regarding further strengthening the bilateral relations and various other issues of mutual interests.

Prime Minister Bhattarai said that constitution writing process in Nepal has reached the final stage after taking the peace process in an irreversible position and added that he was thinking to move the country for rapid economic development after the conclusion of the twin tasks.

Prime Minister further said that the government has declared 2012 as Visit Lumbini Year to lure tourists in the birth place of Lod Buddha while 2013 as Investment Year to bring in more investments in Nepal from different countries across the globe and urged the Japanese Minister to invest in Nepal.

During the meeting, Gemba hailed process on Nepal’s peace process made during Prime Minister Bhattarai’s tenure.

Later on Gemba also held consultation with senior leaders of leading political parties.

The Japanese Minister met with Chairman of the Unified CPN (Maoist), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, President of Nepali Congress Sushil Koirala, Chairman of the CPN (UML) Jhalanath Khanal, and Chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar.

During the meeting, the Japanese Minister put forth his queries regarding the ongoing peace and constitution writing process in Nepal. RSS

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