February 17, 2020 12:23 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has embarked on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh this morning at the invitation his Bangladeshi counterpart, Dr AK Abdul Momen.
Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, Joint-Secretary at the Foreign Ministry, Yagya Bahadur Hamal, Joint-Secretary at the Commerce and Supply, Nabaraj Dhakal, and Joint-Secretary at the Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Prabin Aryal, are also in the delegation led by Minister Gyawali.
Delegation-level meeting would be held under the leadership of Minister Gyawali in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Minister Gyawali told Rastriya Samachar Samiti that they would review overall aspects of the bilateral relation and exchange views on various matters of mutual interest such as energy, trade, transit, connectivity, tourism and cooperation on regional and multilateral issues.
Saying that attempts would be made to transform relations between the two countries for economic prosperity, he said that he would take initiative to increase partnership between the two countries in regional, international and multilateral forums.
Similarly, Minister Gyawali would deliberate speech on 'Nepal-Bangladesh Relation and South Asian Cooperation' in a program organized by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies.
The Nepali delegation would return home on Wednesday.