KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Prime Minister KP Oli on Tuesday left Costa Rica after participating in various bilateral meetings and other engagements.
According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Prime Minister Oli held official talks with Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada on Monday.
The two leaders reviewed the status of Nepal-Costa Rica relations and discussed the ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. They agreed to work closely at both bilateral and multilateral levels in order to take the bilateral relations to newer heights, MoFA said.
The two leaders also deliberated on the issues such as poverty reduction, sustainable development, agriculture, women empowerment, peace and disarmament, good governance, environmental protection, and clean energy, among others. They also agreed to regularly organize meetings at appropriate levels to follow up on the issues discussed in the talks, the MoFA statement further said.
President Alvarado Quesada stated that Costa Rica's goodwill and support would continue in Nepal's development endeavors. The official talks were followed by a joint press conference. The two leaders shared the outcome of their discussion.
Following this, the Costa Rican president and his wife hosted dinner in honor of the prime minister and his spouse.
It may be noted that this was the first-ever official visit to Costa Rica by a Nepali prime minister after the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1977. Earlier on Monday, the prime minister addressed a special function organized by the University for Peace and shared his thoughts about peace, democracy and socio-economic development. He was also conferred an Honorary Doctorate by the university for his contributions made toward establishing peace and resolving conflict.