Nepal, Myanmar set up consultation mechanism

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 31, 2018-

Nepal and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday on the establishment of Bilateral Consultation Mechanism at the Foreign Ministry level. They also signed an agreement on exemption of visa requirements for the holders of diplomatic and official (special) passports.

Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and his Myanmarian counterpart U Myint Thu signed the MoU on establishment of the mechanism on behalf of their respective ministries, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Similarly, Tapas Adhikari, joint-secretary at the Foreign Ministry and Ambassador of Myanmar to Nepal Thiri Pyanchi U Tun Nay Lin signed the agreement on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and official passports.

Following the signings of the MoU and agreement, the first Nepal-Maymar Bilateral Consultation meeting was held on the day. Foreign Secretary Bairagi and U Myint led their respective delegations.

During the meeting, the two secretaries reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and exchanged views on strengthening the overall ties and furthering the existing cooperation between the two countries, the statement reads.

Published: 31-07-2018 08:09

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