Nepal, Japan sign two deals

Published On: January 9, 2019 08:56 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nepal and Japan have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) s on Wednesday. The agreements were signed between two countries after the ministerial-level meeting held in the capital.

As per the agreement, both the countries have agreed to review to re-establish the direct air service between Nepal and Japan facilitating Nepal Airlines Corporation aircraft at the Osaka and Narita airports.

Likewise, both countries have agreed to establish the secretarial level mechanism to give the priority on the economic development of Nepal and Japan’s possible contribution to it, including in the area of agriculture, energy, infrastructure, tourism and human resources development.

Similarly, both countries will make a deal in facilitating the entry of Nepali workers for employment in Japan.

The agreement was made following the meeting between the delegations of Nepal and Japan. The Nepali delegation was led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Raj Gyawali and Japanese delegation was led by visiting Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

Earlier, Minister Kono reached Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon, leading an 18-member delegation, at the invitation of Foreign Minister Gyawali on a two-day official visit. During the visit, Japanese Foreign Minister Kono is also scheduled to meet separately with President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

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