July 6, 2020:
The Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has discussed on Monday with Peter Budd; an Australian Ambassador to Nepal in the topic of commercial flights between Nepal and Australia.
In the meeting, Minister Bhattarai requested the Ambassador for commercial air operations between the two countries. In the conversation, both minister Bhattarai and Ambassador Budd exchanged views on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, its controlling mechanism and condition of the tourism sector as well.
The meeting turned into thanks- giving as minister Bhattarai appreciated the assistance rendered for the repatriation of Nepalese living in Australia and thanked the Ambassador. At the same time, ambassador Budd also praised the Government of Nepal for supporting the repatriation of Australian citizens.