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Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali stresses on protecting environment in Himalayas

Radio Nepal 4 Sep, 2019 1:21 pm

September 4, Kathmandu:  Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said Nepal is in favour of peace, security and abidance of international laws in relation to the use of seas.

While addressing the Fourth Indian Ocean Conference held in the Maldives on Tuesday under the theme of ‘Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges.’

According to a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Minister emphasized the need of an architecture based on inclusiveness, partnership and collaboration among all countries and utilization of resources and sharing of the benefits by all states, including landlocked countries like Nepal.

Moreover, the Foreign Minister stated that with a view to connecting Nepal’s mountains with the Indian Ocean, Nepal has laid emphasis on establishing seamless connectivity in air, roads and waterways, aiming at facilitating trade, transit and movement of peoples. He shared Nepal’s plan of developing inland waterways in its big rivers in cooperation with India and bringing into operation its own commercial ships in international waters.

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