KATHMANDU, Mar 20: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen long-standing friendly relationships between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes a solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy that follows the first elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies held in December and February under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support in Nepal's efforts to consolidate democracy and to "Build Back Better" from the earthquake disaster. RSS