Kathmandu, May 16
Australian assistant minister for foreign affairs, Tim Watts, arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday on a two-day visit.
An official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says matters of mutual concerns and cooperation will be discussed during his engagements in Nepal today and tomorrow.
Watts’ visit is aimed at handing over a tundal (a wooden artefact) stolen from the Ratneshwar temple of Nepal back to the government of Nepal. Stolen decades ago, the artefact was recovered at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
He will pay courtesy calls on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Foreign Affairs Minister NP Saud. He will also visit Kathmandu University, Pashupatinath and Baudhanath areas, the ministry says.