Prime Minister Abbasi visit To Nepal
Prime Minister Abbasi Visit To Nepal: Pakistan and Nepal established their diplomatic relations on 29th March 1960. This diplomatic association were disengaged in 1972 followed by Nepal’s recognition of Bangladesh but were established again. PM Abbasi is on his two days visit to meet Nepal President and officials. He said that there is a great potential between two countries to improve their bilateral relations by engaging in diverse fields.
In an initiative to promote business, FNCCI-FPCCI Joint Business Council meetings provide opportunities for the business communities of the two countries to meet and discuss business opportunities in each other’s countries. Bilateral trade between two countries stood bilateral trade stood at US$ 5.78 million in 2016-17.
Under the Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme (PTAP), annually scholarship are given to the citizens of Nepal in Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, information technology, social science, management, and mass communication in Pakistan. As per sources, about 5,000 tourist from Pakistan visit Nepal every year.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli. In a meeting with the President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari said that Pakistan desires to strengthen relations at the levels of the two governments and their peoples. Senior government officials of Nepal and Pakistan’s ambassador to Nepal, Mazhar Javed, attended the meeting. They discussed ways to further strengthen tourism, economy, disaster relief services, education, humanitarian assistance and culture. The two leaders shared satisfaction over cooperation on international forums between the two states. They further aim to use SAARC as a forum for regional prosperity, poverty alleviation, improvement of the health sector, trade and commerce in the region.
PM applauded the democratic efforts of Bhidya Devi and termed them a big landmark in Nepal’s journey towards democracy, political stability and economic development. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has cordially invited her to visit Pakistan.
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