Kathmandu: South Korean Ambassador to Nepal Park Tae-yong has met Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka. Ambassador Tayong had a courtesy meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Khadka at the Ministry of Defense in Singhdarbar on Thursday.
During the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Khadka said that bilateral relations and cooperation between Nepal and South Korea should be further strengthened. According to Deputy Prime Minister's Press Adviser DP Upadhyay, Deputy Prime Minister Khadka praised the contribution of the Korean government and wished the ambassador of the Republic of Korea success in his tenure.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister expressed his belief that the relationship between the two countries will be strengthened during the tenure of Ambassador Taiyong. Also, he expressed the idea that there is harmony, affection and unity between the people of Nepal and Korea,' said Upadhyay.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Korea, Deputy Prime Minister Khadka expressed his interest that the two countries are going to organize separate programs in Kathmandu and Seoul, the capital of Korea, to make the relations between the two countries friendly. His response was that it will strengthen the relationship between the two countries. Recalling that South Korea has been a reliable development partner for a long time, Deputy Prime Minister Khadka expressed the opinion that the support of the Korean government in energy, education, health, human resources and rural development is important in the economic and social development of Nepal, Adviser Upadhyay informed. On the occasion of the meeting, Khadka also mentioned the issue of employment opportunities for Nepalis in Korea.
Ambassador Taiyong congratulated the Government of Nepal for successfully organizing the 7th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium (PTPIS). Ambassador Taiyong also said that there is a possibility of more cooperation between the two countries in the field of defense.
Ambassador Taiyong said that Nepal is the first priority under EPS and that 10,000 Nepalis will be provided employment opportunities in the coming year. Taiyong mentioned that Nepal is a priority for Korean tourists and informed that there will be a significant increase in the number of Korean tourists coming to Nepal during his tenure.
The meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ambassador was attended by the officials of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the officials of the Korean Embassy.