Japan-Nepal Relations

May 5, 2024
Minister Kamikawa shaking hands with President Paudel
Photo of the meeting

On May 5, commencing at 5:15 p.m. (local time; 8:30 p.m. JST) for approximately 35 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Nepal, paid a courtesy call on Rt. Hon. Mr. Ramchandra Paudel, President of Nepal. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, President Paudel expressed his welcome to Minister Kamikawa's visit to Nepal. President Paudel then referred to the article on local newspaper contributed by Minister Kamikawa and to the longstanding friendly relations between the two countries, and he once again expressed his appreciation for receiving the decoration of the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun. In response, Minister Kamikawa expressed her gratitude for President Paudel’s message of sympathy for the damage caused by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and stated that she was honored to meet President Paudel, who has long supported people-to-people exchanges between Japan and Nepal as the Chairman of the Nepal-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Leaugue. Minister Kamikawa also stated that she would like to continue to cooperate with President Paudel to further solidify the bilateral relations toward the year 2026 when the two countries will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
  2. Minister Kamikawa touched upon the wide range of cooperation that Japan has provided to Nepal over the years and stated that Japan would continue to cooperate with Nepal for its sustainable development as the country aims for graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) by 2026. In response, President Paudel expressed his gratitude to Japan’s assistance over the years.
  3. The two sides also exchanged views on climate change.

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