Japan-Nepal Relations

May 5, 2024
Minister Kamikawa shaking hands with Foreign Minister Shrestha
Photo of the meeting

On May 5, commencing at 3 p.m. (local time; 6: 15p.m. JST) for approximately 60 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Nepal, held a bilateral meeting with Hon. Mr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Foreign Minister Shrestha expressed his welcome to Minister Kamikawa's visit to Nepal, and stated that he would like to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries through this visit. In response, Minister Kamikawa congratulated Foreign Minister Shrestha on his inauguration and stated that she welcomes the longstanding cordial relations between the two countries and expressed her hope to further broaden and strengthen the relations through this visit.
  2. The two Ministers held a candid exchange of views on regional affairs, including the situation in East Asia and South Asia, and concurred on maintaining close communication between the two countries.
  3. The two Ministers also exchanged views on global issues, where Minister Kamikawa stated that the concept of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) is becoming ever more important amidst the increasing uncertainty in the international community, and that Japan would like to further strengthen cooperation in the area of WPS in the future. In response, Minister Shrestha stated that Nepal would like to maintain cooperation on global issues including WPS. The two Ministers also held a candid exchange of views on global issues including strengthening of the functions of the UN, including the Security Council reform, the rule of law, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

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