KATHMANDU, July 22: The first-ever bilateral consultations between Nepal and Georgia have held on Monday.
Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Alexander Khvtisiashvili led their respective delegations to the consultations held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu.
During the consultations, the two sides reviewed diverse aspects of bilateral relations and exchanged views on further promoting cooperation between the two countries at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels, according to a press statement released by the ministry.
On the occasion, both countries agreed to waive VISA fees for diplomatic and government passport holders of both countries.
Following the Consultations, the visiting Deputy Minister Khvtisiashvili called on Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The matters of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting.
The Georgian delegation consisted of Ambassador of Georgia to Nepal Archil Dzuliashvili, Director of the Department of Asia and Pacific of the Georgian Foreign Ministry David Kereselidze, Senior Counsellor at the Georgian Embassy in New Delhi Nana Gaprindashvili as well as the Honorary Consul of Georgia in Kathmandu Shiv Ratan Sharda. The Nepali delegation included senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.