Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai , the finance minister of Nepal was in Washington recently. Dr
Bhattarai attended the meetings of the World Bank and IMF at Washington. Since the new
government came to Nepal , Mr Bhattarai
is the first Nepalese minister to visit Washington.
exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service, he spoke on the situation of Nepal, SAARC, Nepal
Bangladesh relations and the current financial crisis. He said that in the World Bank-IMF meeting
they talked about the present financial crisis and its impact on South Asia including Nepal.
Bhattarai also said that Nepal is passing
through a remarkable historic moment because it has abolished a two hundred and
fifty years' old feudal monarchy and established democracy .