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Home Minister gets invite to visit North Korea

Kathmandu, January 17 North Korea has sent an invitation to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa to visit Pyongyang at an appropriate time. New Ambassador of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to Nepal, Jo Yong Man, held a meeting with Thapa at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday and extended the invitation. During the meeting, Thapa expressed his happiness over recently launched conversations between North and South Koreas and wished for their success. He also congratulated the new ambassador...

Nepal records 16% rise in foreign aid in one year

Kathmandu, January 16 The government of Nepal says the amount of foreign development aid the country received in the last fiscal year, 2017/18, increased by 16 per cent from the amount of previous year. The development aid report made public by the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday mentions that the government received USD 1.623 billion as development support from bilateral and multilateral donor agencies. The amount was USD 1.395 billion in the previous year. Of the total support, 50.5...

Chinese embankment threatens to inundate Nepali land

Kathmandu,Jan 14: The Kathmandu Post reports that the Chinese government’s move to build a one-km long embankment on the headwaters of the Arun river is likely to inundate a strategically important piece of land on the Nepal side. According to the report, the 101.748 sq km of land on the Nepal side is the only piece of flat land where Nepal plans to build some important infrastructure to complement the north-south corridor linking Kimathanka with Biratnagar. The paper reports that residents of Kimathanka...

Nepal and France Launch Commemorative Events

Kathmandu,Jan 13:Nepal and France launched the commemorative events to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and France. The Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs Maurice Gourdault-Montagne visited Nepal to launch historic program. The Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs Maurice Gourdault-Montagne completed his official visit in Kathmandu. He visited Nepal at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi. During his visit...

Gyawali and Swaraj review bilateral projects

Kathmandu,Jan 11:Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali held a meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Thursday. The two leaders exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-India relations while reviewing the progress of ongoing bilateral cooperation projects. The two ministers recalled the exchange of high-level visits in recent times and appreciated that these visits had contributed to enhancing the age-old bilateral relations on the basis of equality, mutual trust, respect, and mutual benefits. The two also...

Japan sending technical team to discuss the issue of importing Nepali labourers

Kathmandu,Jan 10:Japan will send a technical team to Nepal next week to extensively discuss the issue of importing Nepali labourers to narrow the labour deficit created by an ageing society in its country. This commitment to send a team was made during a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali and his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, in Kathmandu today. “The technical team will hold comprehensive discussion on labour quota that Japan intends to allocate for Nepal, sectors that will...

Japanese Foreign Minister calls on PM

Kathmandu, January 10 Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Taro Kano, has called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu on Thursday morning. Kano is in Nepal since Wednesday on a two day official trip. The Prime Minister’s Secretariat says the two leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation including the recruitment of Nepali workers for jobs in Japan, during the meeting. Meanwhile, the guest is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the...

Czech Republic fines six ‘universities’ for deceiving Nepali students among others

Kathmandu, January 9 The official international broadcaster of Czech Republic has reported that the Czech government has fined six ‘foreign universities’ for operating in the country without obtaining required approval. The report claims the institutions were in operation targeting southeast Asian students, mainly those from India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Two of the six institutions have been charged with additional criminal complaints for defrauding the foreign students, according to the Radio Prague report. More than 80 students from the three countries...

Japanese Foreign Minister arriving in Nepal on two-day trip

Kathmandu, January 9 Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Taro Kono, is arriving in Kathmandu on a two-day official visit to Nepal on Wednesday afternoon. An 18 member delegation under the Minister’s delegation is visiting Nepal upon an invitation from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the visit will focus on matters of bilateral concerns and mutual interest. In particular, the two counterparts are scheduled to hold talks on launching a new...

Japanese Foreign Minister To Visit Nepal From 9 to 10 January

Kathmandu,Jan 07:Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono is paying an official visit to Nepal from 9 to 10 January 2019. He is paying Nepal visit at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. According to a press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the visit, Japanese foreign minister Konois scheduled to pay courtesy calls on President and the Prime Minister of Nepal. Minister for Foreign Affairs will hold delegation-level bilateral talks with...

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