Kathmandu, February 16
Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat has called on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels. During the meeting, Minister Mahat lauded the European Union for its assitance in the development of Nepal.
In a press statement, the Nepal mission of the EU said Mahat asked the EU to increase assistance to Nepal on infrastructure and skill development sectors in Nepal. He also asked for increased EU aid for post-quake reconstruction.
At the same time, Minister Mahat pointed at progress Nepal has achieved on the aviation security front and asked the regional the EU to remove Nepal from the aviation safety blacklist. For his part, Juncker said they will look into this in a positive way on the basis of facts. Juncker said the EU will consider increasing coordination and cooperation on sectors for which Nepal has asked for increased assistance.