JAKARTA, APR 23: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala held meetings with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, at the Jakarta International Convention Centre in Jakarta, the Capital of Indonesia today.
The Prime Minister held talks with Wajed and Widodo on sidelines of the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) in the Indonesian Capital.
After meeting his Bangladesh counterpart, Prime Minister Koirala said they talked on exchange of bilateral cooperation in development of hydropower, agriculture, tourism and physical infrastructure.
Talking to RSS and Nepal Television, PM Koirala said Bangladesh has urged Nepal to help resolve existing energy crisis, adding that he took this request positively and informed Prime Minister Wazed that an environment conducive for investment has been created in Nepal.
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Wazed said that they discussed on achieving economic prosperity and further strengthening the relations between the two countries. Meanwhile, PM invited Indonesia President Widodo to visit Nepal.
“Nepal, the birthplace of the Gautam Buddha, is eager to welcome you,” PM Koirala said in his meeting with the Indonesian President. To this, the Indonesian President said, “I have great desire to visit Nepal; I will find the time and come there.”
Stating that the task of writing a new constitution is going on with completion of the peace process in Nepal, PM Koirala said that the country is moving ahead on the path of peace, stability and sustainable economic development.
Present during the meetings were Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey; foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister, Dinesh Bhattarai; Acting Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shankar Das Bairagi; Nepal’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Durga Prasad Bhattarai; Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Tara Prasad Pokhrel; the Prime Minister’s public relations advisor, Mridula Koirala; the Chief of Protocol; Arjun Kanta Mainali ;and senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.