Nepal- Australia Bilateral Relations and Future Pe
Date: 12/07/2017
Nepal Council of World Affairs organized an interaction programme on "Nepal- Australia Bilateral Relations and Future Perspective" on July 12, 2017 at NCWA Hall, Pulchowk, H.E. Ambassador of Australia Mr. Peter Graeme Budd expressed the idea that to gain a proper perspective of our future, it's important to understand the historical context and foundation on which our partnership is built. He further remarked that more focus needs to be given by Nepal to economic and other reforms which could improve the investment climate, stimulate growth and create more jobs from private sector. Australia's support was included in urgently needed sector like, water, sanitation, shelter etc at the time of devastating earthquakes in 2015. The approach of Australian support to Nepal is consistent with community level engagement. The support has helped the private sector, over many years for the economic and social development of Nepal. By addressing the quarries from floor, he reconfirmed that, he will put forward the visa issues to Government of Australia and try to sort out this matter. President of NCWA, Mr. Hemanta Kharel, opined that the relations between two countries have always seen friendly and cooperative. Exchange of visits at the different levels has helped to structure the traditionally warm and harmonious bond of friendship between the two countries. He further said that as Australia is new destination for Nepalese students, Australian Government should be liberal to provide different level of services, including the issuing of visa from Kathmandu. At the end of programme vote of thanks was given by Vice President of NCWA, Mr. Umesh Bahadur Malla in the beginning of the programme, the Secretary General Mr. Ashim Thapa gave welcome remarks.