Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey has urged the Republic of Korea (RoK) to support in Nepal’s socio-economic development and investment projects.
During the bilateral meeting with RoK's Minister for Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se in Seoul on Wednesday, Minister Pandey sought an increased level of Korean partnerships in the economic development along with investment in Nepal, according to the press statement issued by the Embassy of Nepal.
In response, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se assured to support Nepal particularly in the fields of education, health, energy and agriculture. He also wished to see Nepal as a peaceful and prosperous nation with the conclusion of peace process, says the statement.
During the meeting, both the ministers expressed their happiness to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between the two nations with organising several promotional activities.
They also expressed their commitment to further consolidate and expand all the spheres of bilateral relations.
The two ministers also discussed matters of common interest including cooperation in various multilateral forums.
On the same occasion, Yun Byung-se also accepted the invitation of Pandey to visit Nepal at a mutually convenient time.
Pandey had left for Seoul on Monday to participate in the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Republic of Korea and the Nepal-Korea Investment Promotion Workshop that is scheduled to kick off from Thursday.
The main objective of the workshop is to strengthen relations between the two countries and to attract Korean investment.
The Nepali delegation comprises Secretary at the Ministry of Industry Krishna Gyawali, the Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Board of Nepal Radhesh Panta, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Energy Udaya Raj Sapkota, Chief of the North-east Asia Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambika Devi Luitel, Joint Secretary at the Ministry Nirmal Raj Kafle and Section Officer at the Foreign Minister's Secretariat, Purushottam Dhungel.