NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba on the sidelines of 72nd UN General Assembly Session in New York Thursday.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister referred to the cordial and friendly relations that have existed between the two countries over time. The Prime Minister of Nepal warmly reciprocated the sentiments of the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reiterated the invitation to the Prime Minister of Nepal to visit Pakistan, at his convenience. Prime Minister of Nepal also extended an invitation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visit Nepal at his convenience.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed solidarity with the government and people of Nepal affected by the recent flooding and landslides, and said that Pakistan is providing financial assistance to Nepal to address the impact of the natural disaster.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba underscored Nepalese commitment to make SAARC a constructive forum for the region and to support Pakistan for the holding of the next SAARC Summit in Islamabad. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi thanked the Prime Minister for this support and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to make SAARC a successful forum for the benefit of the people of the region.
Both the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to further expand bilateral cooperation especially in the fields of trade and tourism.