2nd meeting of Nepal-Finland bilateral consultation mechanism concludes

KATHMANDU, JUNE 6: The second meeting of the Nepal-Finland Bilateral Consultation Mechanism was held yesterday in Kathmandu. Chief of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Europe America Division and joint-secretary led the Nepali delegation in the meeting while Deputy Secretary of the State for International Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pasi Hellman led the Finish team. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both sides discussed the Nepal-Finland relations and bilateral cooperation.

The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction with the current status of the Nepal-Finland ties. Both sides emphasized exchanging high-level visits and enhancing partnerships. The Nepali side had extended gratefulness to Finland for its continued support in the areas of drinking water, sanitation, education and climate change.

The Finland side had expressed its interest in expanding development aid to Nepal in the areas of innovative facilities, particularly public sector investment facilities. Also discussed in the meeting were the matters related to cooperation in the regional and global forums. Both sides had agreed to work together on global issues, including climate change and multilateralism in the multilateral forums.