Kathmandu, Oct 2 : The Nepal-New Zealand First Bilateral Foreign Ministry Consultation meeting was held in Kathmandu today.
Joint Secretary, South East Asia and the Pacific (SEAP) Division Tapas Adhikari, and Additional Secretary, South and South East Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand Andrew Needs led their respective delegations to the meeting, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the meeting, the two sides took stock of various aspects of bilateral relations and exchanged views on further promoting cooperation especially through enhancing economic engagements between the two countries.
The meeting also discussed the Climate Change issue and participation of New Zealand in the forthcoming Sagarmatha Sambaad to be held in Kathmandu next year.
The New Zealand delegation consisted of Ambassador of New Zealand to Nepal Joanna Kempers, Second Secretary at the New Zealand Embassy, New Delhi Daniel Thompson.
Similarly, the Nepali delegation included Under Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Surendra Kumar Yadav, Under Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Ms. Srijana Tiwari, Section Officer at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ram Babu Nepal and officials from other Governmental agencies, adds the ministry.