Turkish foreign minister meets Nepali leaders

Türkiye Materials 17 February 2011 15:54 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held meetings on Thursday with Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal and Deputy Premier & Finance Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari on the second day of his visit to that country, Anadolu News Agency reported.

Following the meetings, Davutoglu told reporters that for the first time a Turkish minister was visiting Nepal.

Davutoglu noted that Nepal asked Turkey to share its experiences in restoration of domestic stability as well as settlement of economic development.

Noting that Turkey would always support Nepali people, Davutoglu said that Turkey could make serious economic contributions after political stability was restored in Nepal.

We mean tourism, commerce and energy with economic contributions, added Davutoglu, and said that Nepal had a significant tourism potential with its natural beauties and richness as well as its location near Himalaya mountains, and as a birth place of Buddha.

He said that Nepal should improve transportation and accommodation facilities to utilize the tourism potential.

Noting that Turkey would exert efforts for an increase in investments in Nepal, Davutoglu said that Nepal had a big potential in hydro energy issue.

Davutoglu also visited Meridyen Turkish College in Kathmandu.

Meridyen Turkish College was opened in 2002 with 100 students. It has now 1,200 students.