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Nepal-Switzerland Bilateral Consultations Mechanism renews bilateral relationships
  Kathmandu      April 03 2024

Kathmandu, Nepal, April 3, 2024: The fourth meeting of Nepal-Switzerland Bilateral Consultations Mechanism (BCM) held in Bern, Switzerland on Tuesday.  
The meeting held at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) reviewed the entire spectrum of Nepal-Switzerland relations including economic ties, development partnership, multilateral cooperation, and contemporary global issues such as climate change and human rights. 
Head of the Europe-Americas Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Joint Secretary Ganesh Prasad Dhakal and Assistant State Secretary for Asia and the Pacific in the FDFA of Switzerland, Heinrich Schellenberg led the respective delegations.
The Nepali delegation included Ambassador of Nepal to Switzerland, Ram Prasad Subedi and the Embassy Officials whereas the Swiss Delegation included officials from the FDFA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
According to the Nepali Embassy in Geneva issues related to the exchange of high-level visits, Nepal’s graduation from the LDC category, progress made towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, and ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, science and technology, and vocational training and among others were also discussed in the meeting. 
Earlier Nepal-Switzerland Bilateral Consultations Mechanism was established in 2015. The meeting has decided to hold the next meeting in Kathmandu on mutually convenient dates.