Japanese Foreign Minister arriving in Nepal on two-day trip

File: Taro Kono

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 mechanism for the migration of Nepali workers to Japan for employment. ‘

Recently, Japan has forwarded a concept note to Nepal, proposing to facilitate the recruitment of Nepali workers at the government level.

Meanwhile, the two ministers will sign an aviation agreement tonight after the conclusion of a formal talk. They will also announce the establishment of a bilateral consultative mechanism to promote mutual cooperation.

During the trip, the guest will pay courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.


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