President Bhandari’s successful visit to Japan
Kathmandu, October 24
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari returned home yesterday after concluding her visit to Myanmar and Japan.
At a press conference here yesterday to inform about his visit, Interior Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa said President Bhandari’s visit helped further strengthen Nepal’s relations with Myanmar and Japan.
During her visit to Japan, she attended the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito on October 22. On this occasion, she thanked the government of Japan, extended her congratulations and sent her best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity to the government of Japan and its citizens, said Interior Minister Thapa.
She also expressed sorrow at the loss caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan which left at least 14 people dead and offered her condolences to the families of those killed in the tragedy.
President Bhandari said that with political stability, an environment conducive to social development has been created in Nepal.
Interior Minister Thapa said President Bhandari had highlighted the steps taken by the government to draft a clear policy and create an environment conducive to investment in order to materialize the national goal of “Prosperous Nepal: Happy Nepalese” .
Stating that Japan’s capital, technology, skills and knowledge would be important to Nepal as an enabling environment for foreign investment had been created in the country, she expressed hope that the interpersonal relationship between Nepal and Japan would be expanded once there are collaborations between the two countries in the areas of trade, investment and tourism.
Likewise, she expected help from the government of Japan and its citizens to make Visit Nepal Year-2020 a success. She also called for Japan’s high-level participation in the Sagarmatha Dialogue scheduled to take place in Nepal in April-2020, during which countries in South Asia and beyond will discuss contemporary global issues, including change. climate.
Minister Thapa said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his gratitude to President Bhandari for his participation in the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito by accepting the invitation of the Japanese government. On this occasion, Japanese Prime Minister Abe expressed the hope that Japan will always support Nepal in its socio-economic development.
The Japanese Prime Minister also expressed his commitment to Japan’s continued support for Nepal’s infrastructure development, human resource development and to make Visit Nepal Year-2020 a success.
The event at the Nepalese Embassy in Japan brought together people from diverse backgrounds including Nepalese students, Nepalese non-resident in Japan, Japanese lawmakers, senior Japanese officials and supporters. On this occasion, the president expressed the hope that Japan will continue to support the social and economic transformation of Nepal.
On this occasion, she also met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. During the meeting, she invited President Kovind to visit Nepal, Interior Minister Thapa said.
On October 16, President Bhandari began her five-day state visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the friendly invitation of her Burmese counterpart Win Myint. During the visit, she also paid an official visit to Japan from October 20 to 22 after concluding her visit to Myanmar.