KATHMANDU, NOv 24: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has urged the visiting high-ranking EU officials to consider removing Nepal from the European Union's (EU) blacklist.
At a courtesy meeting held at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Tuesday, Minister Ale requested Paola Pampaloni, Deputy Managing Director of the European Union's External Affairs for Asia and the Pacific, to consider releasing the ban on Nepal Airlines Corporation's airplanes from flying the sky of the European Union-member nations.
Pampaloni, who arrived in Nepal last Saturday leading a three-member delegation to participate in the meeting of Nepal-EU Joint Commission, responded to Minister Ale that the EU was positive about removing Nepal from its blacklist. "A positive talk has begun to remove Nepal from the EU's blacklist. Nepal will certainly be removed from it", she said
During the meeting, the two had discussed a wide range of issues concerning bilateral cooperation between Nepal and the EU.