Nepal seeks Dhaka’s support to set up defense varsity

14 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Nepal sought support from Bangladesh for establishing its National Defence University in Kathmandu, reports BSS on Sunday.

Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa sought the assistance as he paid a courtesy call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.

Welcoming the Nepalese Army chief at Bangabhaban, the President said bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Nepal is very excellent now and it is strengthening gradually.

President’s Press Secretary Mohammad Joynal Abedin told BSS after the meeting. Abdul Hamid called for exchanging more high-level visits between the armed forces of Bangladesh and Nepal.

He said such the visits between the two countries would help play a very positive role in strengthening the existing bilateral ties.

In the meeting, General Thapa informed the President that his country would establish a National Defense University in its capital and sought Bangladesh’s support while the President assured of providing possible help in this connection.

Nepalese Ambassador Dr Bansidhar Mishra, Principal Staff Officer (PSO) Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman and secretaries concerned to the President, among others, were present on the occasion.