Tuesday, April 27, 2010

PM Nepal calls on Maldivian President

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal paid a courtesy call on President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed in the capital on Tuesday morning.

The Maldives President arrived in Kathmandu on Monday night en route to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan to attend the 16th SAARC summit which is slated for April 28 to 29.

In the meeting that took place at the VVIP lounge at Tribhuvan International Airport, PM Nepal and the Maldives President discussed agendas the two countries are to raise at the SAARC summit.

On the occasion, the two leaders agreed that the topic of climate change should be included as the main agenda of the SAARC summit in view of the adverse impact of the climate change with the rapid melting of snow and glaciers in the Himalayas in Nepal and the risk of rising sea levels in the Maldives.

The PM's press advisor Bishnu Rijal said, the two leaders also discussed issues of bilateral interest and establishment of Nepali diplomatic mission in the Maldives.

President Nasheed who arrived in Kathmandu at 9:40 pm on Monday stayed the night in Kathmandu and left for Thimphu this morning.

Source: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com

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