Australian envoy meets Home Minister Khand

Published On: January 14, 2022 05:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand and Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Felicity Volk, held a meeting today.

During the meeting at the home ministry, they discussed the matter of further strengthening friendly relations between Nepal and Australia, according to the Home Minister's Secretariat.

On the occasion, Home Minister Khand thanked the Australian government for its continued support to Nepal's development and urged it to provide vaccine support in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.  

He also asked the Australian ambassador for the management of Bhutanese refugees residing in Nepal and for making arrangements for Nepali students for their smooth study in Australia.

Similarly, the home minister urged Ambassador Volk to increase the working time duration of Nepali students in Australia as they get only 20 hours to work in a week. 

Saying they were always ready to lend support for the same, the Australian Ambassador assured that she would take initiatives to create an environment convenient to Nepali students for study.

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