On Wednesday the first meeting was held in Kathmandu regarding the Nepal-New Zealand First Bilateral Foreign Ministry Consultation.
As per the press statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both sides considered the stock of various aspects of mutual relations and exchanged opinions on further improving interaction particularly through promoting economic engagements between the two countries.
The meeting also reviewed the Climate Change issue and participation of New Zealand in the forthcoming Sagarmatha Sambaad to be held in the coming April in Kathmandu.
Tapas Adhikari, Joint Secretary, South East Asia, and the Pacific (SEAP) Division and Andrew Needs, Additional Secretary, South, and Southeast Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand led their respective delegations to the meeting.
The New Zealand delegation having Joanna Kempers, a non-resident Ambassador of New Zealand to Nepal, Daniel Thompson, Second Secretary, New Zealand Embassy in New Delhi. Furthermore, the Nepali delegation included Surendra Kumar Yadav, Under Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Srijana Tiwari, Under Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Ram Babu Nepal, Section Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and officials from other governmental agencies.