Prime Minister KOIRALA meets Prime Minister BETTEL of Luxembourg
Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Sushil KOIRALA had a meeting with the newly elected Prime Minister of Luxembourg His Excellency Mr. Xavier BETTEL in Luxembourg on 30 September 2014. During the luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister BETTEL the two leaders exchanged views on various issues of bilateral, regional and international concern. Prime Minister KOIRALA briefed his Luxembourgish counterpart on his Government's efforts to write a new constitution by taking all political parties and stakeholders on board in a spirit of national reconciliation and consensus by February 2015. He expressed satisfaction at the friendly and cordial state of bilateral relations between Nepal and Luxembourg since the diplomatic relations was established in 1975.
The Luxembourgish Prime Minister welcomed the efforts of Nepal in writing new democratic constitution and expressed the support of Luxembourg for the ongoing peaceful political process. He also expressed commitment to continue channel the development cooperation of Luxembourg through various multilateral channels such as the EU and UN.
Prime Minister KOIRALA extended an invitation to the Luxembourgish Prime Minister to visit Nepal at his earliest convenient date to which Prime Minister BETTEL responded positively.
Prime Minister KOIRALA who is in a three day sojourn in Brussels from 29 to 1 October 2014 on his way from New York to Kathmandu held a briefing for the Europe and Israel based Nepalese Ambassadors and instructed them on the priorities and policies of the Government in its conduct of foreign relations. Yesterday, on 29 September, he held a bilateral meeting with the President of the European Council in Brussels. He is also expected to meet the President of the European Commission tomorrow.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by H.E. Ambassador Ram Mani POKHAREL, Acting Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das BAIRAGI, Political Advisor to the Prime Minister Ms. Mridula KOIRALA, as well as other Nepalese officials during his bilateral meetings.