Nepal, South Korea hold 3rd bilateral consultation meeting in Kathmandu

1-1KATHMANDU, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — Nepal and South Korea have held the third bilateral consultation meeting between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and South Korea on Friday in Kathmandu.

Both sides discussed the issues of mutual interests and reviewed all the matters of bilateral cooperation during the meeting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement.

“The delegations shared views on the various aspects of Nepal-Korea relations so as to take them ahead in a forward looking manner,” the statement said.

The Nepali side appreciated South Korea’s continued support and cooperation in the overall socio-economic development of Nepal.

During the one-day meeting, the Korean side expressed its readiness to continue cooperation in the socio-economic development efforts and priorities of the Government of Nepal.

“Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation and maintain regular contacts at different levels and also agreed to work together to further strengthen the Employment Permit System for mutual benefits, promote tourism, trade and connectivity between the two countries and cooperate at regional and global levels on matters of mutual interests, among others,” the statement added.

South Korea has been one of the lucrative destinations for Nepali migrant workers for the past few years.

Joint Secretary and head of the North East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jhabindra Aryal had led the Nepali delegation while Director General for South Asia and Pacific Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ryu Jeong-hyun led the Korean delegation during the meeting.


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