KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has returned from his visit to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Serbia.
Talking to the media at the Tribhuvan International Airport on his return he said that the visit was successful. The bilateral and mutual interests of both nations were discussed during the meetings.
Minister Gyawali also informed that an intellectual discussion on ‘ Climate change, mountain environment and the future of humankind will be held in the first-ever edition of a world-class forum in Nepal called the Everest Dialogue on April 3, 2020.
In a formal discussion during his visit with this Russian counterpart, investment and cooperation in the field of tourism, agriculture, and hydropower were the main topics of discussion. Russia was ready to assist in the development of Nepal. During that meeting, a formal letter of invitation was handed over on behalf of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to President Vladimir Putin and a separate letter from Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli to Dmitry Medvedev to visit Nepal.
Minister Gyawali further informed the press that he had invited his Russian counterpart too to visit Nepal. During his stay in Russia, he participated in the program organized by the Non-resident Nepali Association of Russia and the Nepalese Russian Society.
Minister Gyawali had left for an official visit to the Russian Federation last Saturday. During his trip, he was accompanied by the foreign secretary Shankar Das Bairagi and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
(Inputs from RSS)