Nepal-Sri Lanka foreign ministers’ level meeting in December

A joint meeting of the ministers for foreign affairs of Nepal and Sri Lanka has been scheduled on December 21-22.

The earlier round of this meeting had to be hosted by Sri Lanka last year. Nepal is hosting the meeting in Kathmandu on the intent of the Sri Lankan government.

Matters related to multi-dimensional aspects of Nepal-Sri Lanka bilateral relations will be discussed in the meeting, informed Ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka, Basudev Mishra.

The meeting will widely discuss the measures to expand diplomatic and commercial as well as cultural and educational relations, he shared. Inflow of tourists from Nepal to Sri Lanka and vice-versa has increased in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, he said, adding Sri Lanka can be a major destination for Nepali tourists.

Nepal and Sri Lanka had established diplomatic ties on 1 July 1957. The bilateral relations have been founded on mutual harmony, understanding and cooperation.

Ambassador Mishra expressed his belief that Nepal and Sri Lanka will see a new chapter in the bilateral relations from coming year.

He further shared that bilateral discussions among the vice-chancellors, professors of the Universities, high-level government officials and representatives of other non-government agencies have been intensified for the expansion of relationships.