Nepal’s Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ghanshyam Bhandari, paid a courtesy call on Dr. Hasan Mahmud, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, at the latter’s office today. The meeting marked a crucial step towards enhancing bilateral relations between the two South Asian nations.
During the meeting, both diplomats engaged in discussions on regional and international issues of mutual interest. They agreed to advance bilateral relations to promote regional cooperation and expressed their commitment to working together towards consolidating the existing ties. Recognizing the challenges that come with graduating from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status, both sides pledged to collaborate in addressing these challenges effectively.
Foreign Minister Dr. Mahmud expressed his contentment with the increasing momentum of engagements between Bangladesh and Nepal. Emphasizing the need for broader cooperation, particularly in the economic and power sectors, Dr. Mahmud highlighted the potential for mutual benefits and the betterment of the people in both countries.
Congratulating Foreign Minister Mahmud, Ambassador Bhandari expressed his delight over the robust and trouble-free relations existing between Bangladesh and Nepal. He commended Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the remarkable socio-economic progress achieved in the last fifteen years. Ambassador Bhandari also briefed Dr. Mahmud on the proactive measures taken by the Nepalese Mission to strengthen and deepen cooperation in various areas between the two nations.
Ambassador Bhandari highlighted the potential for further collaboration in trade, connectivity, energy, tourism, and education, among other sectors. He emphasized the importance of building on the excellent political and people-to-people relations to achieve even greater synergy.
In a warm gesture, Ambassador Bhandari extended an invitation to Foreign Minister Mahmud on behalf of the Foreign Minister of Nepal to visit Nepal, fostering the spirit of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.