Bhutan-Nepal trade talks


Mar 17: Bhutan and Nepal are set to hold bilateral trade talks Wednesday in Kathmandu.

According to reports, the Joint Secretary level talks will be focused on a Bilateral Trade Agreement, proposed by Bhutan some eight years ago.

Surya Silwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce will head Nepal’s delegation whereas Sonam P Wangdi is leading the five member Bhutanese team.
Bhutan’s export to Nepal in 2008-09 stood at Rs 300 million whereas Bhutan’s import from Nepal amounted to Rs 200 million.

The one-day meeting is expected to scout possible avenues to bolster the bilateral trade.