Nepal and Philippines must work together to seize huge potentials for mutually beneficial cooperation: Ambassador Bagatsing Jr – myRepublica

KATHMANDU, May 28: The Philippine Ambassador to Nepal, Ramon S Bagatsing, Jr, has said that Nepal and the Philippines must work together to grasp the immense potentials for mutually beneficial cooperation that exist between the two countries.

Ambassador Bagatsing Jr said direct air connectivity, improved people-to-people contacts, trade and investment were key to further strengthen bilateral relations. Arguing that tourism could be one of the important areas for cooperation between the countries, the ambassador said he was working closely with the Nepalese side to seize this opportunity.

Ambassador Bagatsing Jr and his team arrived in Nepal to lead a one-day passport renewal campaign for Filipinos who were unable to renew their passports and parents who were unable to renew or apply for their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also due to hold meetings with senior government officials, including the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Minister of Trade and Supply and the Minister of Industry, to discuss ways to further strengthen cooperation. between the two countries.

The Consul General of the Republic of the Philippines in Nepal, Suraj Vaidya, said it was good to focus on promoting tourism as the two countries are ideally placed to meet the needs of tourists from the other country. While Nepal boasts the tallest mountains in the world, the Philippines boasts of having world famous beaches and other tourist attractions.

Also addressing the function, Senior Vice President of the Nepalese-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shova Gyawali, said computer parts, cosmetics and skincare items from the Philippines offer huge trade and investment opportunities in Nepal. “The Philippines has been one of the popular destinations for Nepalese students. There are approximately 300,000 Nepalese students currently studying abroad. Much remains to be done to make the Philippines a top destination for Nepalese students, as the Philippines only shares a small portion of that pie to this day,” she said.

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