Kathmandu — Ambassador of Myanmar to Nepal Lwin Oo called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara at the latter’s office today.
During the meeting, various aspects of Nepal-Myanmar relations and cooperation were discussed. On the occasion, DPM Mahara said that the bilateral relations between the two countries based on friendship, collaboration and equality has been further strengthened by the shared reverence to Gautam Buddha and his ideals.
He expressed the confidence that the resumption of direct air link between the two countries would help promote Nepal-Myanmar tourism while noting that matters of mutual interest and concern would be further expanded through the establishment of a bilateral consultative mechanism between the two countries.
In response, Ambassador Lwin said bilateral relations between the two countries have expanded to the people’s level and noted that around 20 to 25 thousand tourists from Myanmar visit Nepal every year. The Ambassador also pledged to take the initiative to fulfill all the requirements necessary for the joint consultative mechanism.
Meanwhile, Head of a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Nepal Andre’ Paquet paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Mahara today.
On the occasion, Paquet informed DPM Mahara about the regional conference on human rights and humanitarian law being held in Nepal from coming August 20 to 23. RSS