KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked the Indonesian Ambassador to Nepal to facilitate bringing in Indonesian investment to Nepal's hydropower and tourism sectors.
Prime Minister Deuba solicited Indonesian investment in hydropower and tourism sectors during a meeting with the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nepal Heru Hartanto Subolo at PM's official residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday.
"Prime Minister Deuba said that the Embassy should facilitate Indonesian investment in Nepal's hydropower, tourism and other potential sectors, and also promote Nepal among the mountain-loving Indonesian tourists," Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia to Nepal Chandra Prasad Dhakal quoted PM Deuba as saying.
Prime Minister Deuba also asked the Indonesian government to establish its residential embassy in Nepal.
During the meeting, Ambassador Subolo said that he would facilitate the Indonesian government and private sector to bring their investment in Nepal's hydropower, tourism and other potential sectors.
Ambassador Subolo also said that he is positive to establish the residential embassy of Indonesia in Kathmandu and would convey PM Deuba's message to his government. He informed that the two countries, Nepal and Indonesia, are about to sign an agreement to facilitate visas for the diplomatic and official passport holders.
Ambassador Subolo, who is here in Nepal to promote the upcoming Trade Expo in Indonesia, said that the Trade Expo would help promote trade and investment of the two countries. "There is huge potential for trade and investment between Indonesia and Nepal. We are ready to promote the mutual interest of both countries. The upcoming trade expo will further support this mission," he said.
While asking the Nepal government to facilitate a visa for the Indonesian tourist, he informed that the Indonesian government is planning to provide on-arrival-visa for the Nepali tourists. Honorary Consul of Indonesia Dhakal and staff of the embassy, among others, were present during the meeting.