Japan Extends Food Assistance Program to Nepal


Kathmandu: The Government of Japan has agreed to extend Grant Assistance of three hundred and fifty million yen (¥350,000,000), equivalent to about three hundred and fifty six million NRs. to the Government of Nepal for implementing the Food Assistance Program in Japan’s Fiscal Year 2018.

This has been stated in a press note received by telegraphnepal.comissued by the Embassy of Japan, dated November 20, 2018.

The press note further says, His Excellency Mr. Masamichi SAIGO, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, and Her Excellency, Ms. Prativa Rana, Ambassador of Nepal to Japan signed and exchanged Notes in Tokyo, Japan on behalf of their respective governments on 19th November, 2018.

The signing ceremony was held during the visit of the Foreign Minister, Honorable Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, to Japan. The Foreign Ministers of Japan and Nepal, Honorable Mr. Taro KONO and Honorable Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, respectively, were present at the signing ceremony.

The Assistance aims to support the Government of Nepal to implement the Food Assistance Program to ensure food security to the Nepali people. The assistance from Japan will enable the Government of Nepal to procure rice and supply those people in need.



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