Chandra Yonzon Meets Surendra Pandey

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Hon. Consul General Chandra Yonzon met with former Nepalese Finance minister and current member of the Nepalese Constituent Assembly, Mr. Surendra Pandey on Monday 3rd December 2018.

At the meeting, Consul General Yonzon and Mr. Pandey discussed the similarities and differences between Australia and Nepal’s political systems. Mr. Pandey also discussed his time as the finance minister as well as the challenges he faced in that position.

Mr. Pandey is a standing committee member for the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and represents the Chitwan-1 constituency in Nepal. He has written three books and is considered an economic reformer due to his time as finance minister from 2009-2011.

The night before, Consul General Yonzon hosted Mr. Pandey at his private residence for a dinner and reception after picking him up from the airport. Mr. Pandey will be returning to Kathmandu, Nepal soon to meet with a parliamentary representation from Japan.

Consul General Yonzon and Mr. Pandey are former classmates from university.