A friendship between Mechingar municipality and Foxton Town Council of the United Kingdom has been established on Monday. Mechinagar mayor Bimal Acharya and Foxton mayor Jakey Maid signed the friendship agreement amidst a programme. A four member delegation headed by mayor Jakey Maid had arrived Jhapa on Sunday. The delegation comprises Neel John, secretary of the committee formed by Foxton Council for signing friendship agreement, Rey Johnson, chairperson of Foxton Chamber of Commerce Association and donor for Gorkha Foundation UK and Dhana Kiran Gurung, former councilor of Foxton and Gorkha Foundation UK chair. On the occasion, Foxton mayor maid said, “While coming to Mechinagar I feel I am coming to the home of Gorkhas from the city of Gorkhas”. Mechinagar mayor Acharya expressed hope of enhancing development partnership with Foxton following the signing of friendship agreement. Deputy mayor Meena Uprety said the UK’s southern city Foxton and Nepal’s southeast city Mechinagar have shared similar geographical situation. Foxton’s former councilor Gurung, who facilitated the signing of the agreement, said friendship relation was officially made with Foxton after assiduous efforts. Likewise, Constituent Assembly member Rabin Korala’s contribution was also remembered for establishing friendly relations between Mechinagar and Foxton. —