Nepal and Sri Lanka pledge to strengthen SAARC and BIMSTEC cooperation

Kathmandu: In a diplomatic meeting in Kathmandu, Foreign Ministers Narayan Prakash Saud (Nepal) and Mohammad Uvais Mohammad Ali Sabry (Sri Lanka) underscored their commitment to bolstering regional cooperation within SAARC and BIMSTEC. The discussion covered a spectrum of bilateral relations, emphasizing trade, investment, connectivity, tourism, culture, education, defense, and immigration.

Foreign Minister Saud highlighted the depth of the talks during the joint commission meeting, characterizing them as both serious and cordial. The comprehensive review of various aspects of the bilateral relationship aimed at fostering stronger ties between the two nations.

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Sabry, addressing the press conference that followed the meeting, emphasized the importance of advancing regional initiatives, particularly within SAARC and BIMSTEC. He also highlighted the focus on enhancing collaboration between Nepal and Sri Lanka to promote tourism, signaling a commitment to mutual development in key sectors.