Kathmandu, March 3: The first meeting of Nepal-Japan Bilateral Consultative Mechanism was held Tuesday at Tokyo of Japan.
Bilateral political and economic cooperation, multilateral cooperation, celebration of sixtieth anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations, exchange of high level visits and political situation of Nepal including preparation for the promulgation of the constitution were among the subjects of discussions of the meeting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Acting Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shankar Das Bairagi represented Nepal in the meeting whereas Mr Takio Yamada, Director General of Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan led the Japanese team.
Acting Secretary Bairagi had a meeting with Mr Miouri Kiyuchi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Japan at the latter’s office Tuesday itself. During the meeting, they exchanged views on bilateral relations and multilateral issues of mutual interest.
Acting Secretary Bairagi who reached Tokyo on March 2 had a wide range of discussions with senior government officials of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Monday on existing status of bilateral cooperation and prospectors for future cooperation between the two countries.