The French delegation challenges Foreign Minister Khadka

The French delegation challenges Foreign Minister Khadka

The French delegation challenges Foreign Minister Khadka

The President of the France-Nepal Friendship Group of the French House of Representatives, Véronique Riotton (left) paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Narayan Khadka, at the office last Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU: The President of the France-Nepal Friendship Group of the French House of Representatives, Véronique Riotton paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Narayan Khadka at the latter’s office this afternoon.

The two sides exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-France relations, cooperation and multilateral issues of common concern, according to the Foreign Ministry.

The French parliamentary delegation arrived here today with a view to further strengthening Nepal-France relations during an official visit to Nepal at the invitation of the Chairman of the Nepal-France Inter-Parliamentary Group, Madhav Kumar Nepal.

The five-day visiting delegation includes the president of the Riotton Group as well as vice-presidents Nicolas Forissier and Graziella Melchior. The visiting French parliamentary delegation is to pay separate courtesy visits to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota, Speaker of the National Assembly Ganesh Timilsina, former Prime Minister and leader of the main opposition KP Sharma Oli, Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolis, members of the private sector, think tank, among others, according to the French Embassy.