Finance Minister, UK Minister of State for DfID hold meeting


Kathmandu, Feb. 23: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, who is currently on a visit to the United Kingdom, met Minister of State in the Department for International Development UK and member of House of Lords, Mr Michael Bates at House of Commons London.
On the occasion, Minister of State Bates inquired about Nepal's development, the Ministry of Finance stated. Finance Minister is on a visit in a bid to bring British investment to Nepal.
During the meeting, the British Minister of State also asked about the post-earthquake reconstruction, implementation of federalism and development-related issues.
In response, Finance Minister Khatiwada said Nepal's constitution was one of the best democratic constitutions of the world and Nepal has been practicing inclusiveness in its governance, adding that the women, dalit, indigenous nationalities, Muslim and marginalized communities had more than one-thirds representation in parliament.
The Minister of State in the Department for International Development UK, Bates, during the meeting expressed the commitment for continued British cooperation in Nepal's development.
Finance Minister Khatiwada also on Thursday held discussions with the businesspersons and investors of more than two dozen British companies. On the occasion, he explained about the conducive investment climate, opportunities and returns in Nepal. He also urged the British entrepreneurs for their active participation in the investment conference going to be organised on March 29 and 30 in Nepal. RSS

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