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Sep 22, 2021

Pakistan PM Khan says ‘wants more close ties with Nepal’

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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said Pakistan wants to further strengthen the bilateral relationships with Nepal.

According to the Embassy of Nepal in Islamabad, during a courtesy call paid by the Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari on Wednesday, Prime Minister Khan has highlighted that Pakistan has always wanted to work with Nepal to further promote bilateral relations.”

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“Various other bilateral issues were also discussed during the meeting between the PM Khan and envoy Adhikary,” noted the Nepal mission.

On the occasion, Pak PM Khan also extended his sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba and the people of Nepal.

Nepal and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan enjoy excellent bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations on March 29, 1960. The bilateral relations between the two countries are based on goodwill, mutual cooperation and support

Located in the South Asian sub-region, Nepal and Pakistan are the founding members of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) which includes other South Asian nations namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Nepal established a residential Embassy in Islamabad in 1962 and Honorary Nepali Consulate General in Karachi in 1975.

Both the Governments hold similar views on many issues of common interests and work closely at various international and regional forums such as the UN, NAM, and SAARC.

A Foreign Secretary level bilateral consultation mechanism has been established to review the bilateral relations comprehensively.