Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Kikuta Yutaka paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal at the Ministry of Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation in Singha Durbar on Monday.
On this occasion, Ambassador Kikuta expressed his gratitude to Minister Bhusal for participating in the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit through video conference held in Kumamoto City, Japan on April 23-24, 2022, read a statement issued by the Embassy of Japan.
In addition, Ambassador Kikuta said that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan mentioned Nepal at the beginning as well as the ending of the commemorative keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the summit.
During the meeting, Ambassador Kikuta highlighted the importance of relationship between Japan and Nepal and mentioned the long history of bilateral cooperation, especially in the energy sector such as Kulekhani Hydropower Project form 1970s.
The ambassador also stated that the Government of Japan recently revised “Country Development Cooperation Policy for Nepal” and Japan would continue to support Nepal’s national achievement based on the major target of the Policy, “Assistance for a balanced and sustainable economic growth, aiming at Nepal’s graduation from the Least Developed Countries status," the statement read.
He indicated that Japan would continue to cooperate in areas such as social and economic infrastructure development including energy and water sector, human resource development, disaster prevention, and poverty reduction in line with the Policy.