Nepal has warm, friendly relations with SAARC members: FM Mahara

Published On: August 1, 2017 07:49 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 1: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said Nepal has maintained warm and friendly relations with all SAARC member states. 

During an interaction with a delegation from the national defense academy of Bangladesh at Foreign Ministry today, Foreign Minister Mahara said Nepal, as a member of the UN and an active member of the Non Aligned Movement, is for the foreign policy based on UN Charter, principles of panchasheel and the international law. 

"Major goal of the SAARC region is the accelerated economic growth and social development," he said, informing the delegation that the bilateral and multilateral cooperation was maintained with the sought Asian countries. 

According to him, the prosperity of the region could be achieved by working through the SAARC and the BIMSTEC mechanism. The sub regional cooperation has been prioritized through the BBIN. 

FM Mahara was of the view that Nepal and Bangladesh had similar challenges before fostering democratic values and development issues, so they could work in unison making common understanding in the international forum, according to his press Coordinator, Hari Lamichhane. 

On the occasion, Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi said Nepal had appropriate atmosphere for investment. He stressed that investment could be made for energy, agriculture and ICT. RSS 

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