KATHMANDU, June 29: Australia’s ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, at the latter’s office in Singha Durbar today.
Matters of bilateral cooperation and relations between Nepal and Australia were discussed in the meeting.
On the occasion, DPM and Foreign Affairs Minister Mahara expressed the belief that Australian assistance would be forthcoming to Nepal in the context of Nepal’s entry into a new phase. He also extended gratitude for the assistance which the Australian government has provided to the economic, educational and other sectors in Nepal.
The Australian ambassador said the number of Nepalis settling in Australia has increased and the relations between the two countries have expanded to the people’s level. He expressed the confidence that the relations would be further strengthened in the coming days.
Meanwhile, National Representative of the World Food Program (WFP), Pippa Bradford paid a courtesy call on DPM and Foreign Affairs Minister Mahara at the Ministry today.
During the meeting, they discussed on the agreement on food program that the WFP has signed with the Government of Nepal, according to Hari Lamichhane, the DPM’s public relations and press coordinator. RSS