Print Edition - 2011-06-13 | Nation
Pak envoy’s farewell call
Jun 12, 2011-Pakistani Ambassador to Nepal Syed Abrar Hussain paid a farewell call to Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal at the latter’s office on Sunday. The ambassador is leaving Nepal on June 20.
PM Khanal lauded Abrar’s contributions in building friendship between Nepal and Pakistan during his tenure, said a release issued by the PM’s office. PM Khanal updated the ambassador on the progress made in peace and constitution drafting.
“The politicians should demonstrate utmost efficiency to complete the given tasks within the three-month period,” said the prime minister.
The prime minister hoped that bilateral relations between Nepal and Pakistan would be strengthened in the days to come. The outgoing ambassador extended Pakistani prime minister’s invitation to Khanal to visit Pakistan on a convenient date.
Expressing Pakistan’s readiness to sign the FTA agreement with Nepal, the ambassador said the next meeting of the Nepal-Pakistan Joint Commission to be held in Islamabad would take up the issue. Pakistan is holding a trade exhibition in Nepal and has invited Nepal to hold a similar event in Pakistan. Nepal exports tea, cardamom and pashmina to Pakistan.
Published: 13-06-2011 09:09