Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha has lauded China for its support to Nepal’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. While addressing a reception organized by the Consulate General of Nepal, Chengdu on Saturday, he stressed that every Nepali citizen should be proud of being a Nepali due to its glorious history, unique identity, rich natural endowments, and rich cultures and heritage.
While highlighting the major features of Nepal-China relations including mutual respect and support for sovereignty, territorial integrity and National independence, non-interference in internal affairs, China’s continued support for Nepal’s development endeavors, and supporting each other in international arena, he expressed his confidence that Nepal-China relations will be wider and deeper in the interests of the two countries and peoples in the days ahead, according to a press statement issued by Consulate General of Nepal based in Chengdu, Sichuan.
Stating the positive contribution made by the Nepali Diaspora in the overall development of the country, he called upon students, business persons and others to play constructive roles to promote Nepal’s positive image abroad.
During the event he also unveiled the Lumbini Nepal in Chinese language. The book, originally published in English by Lumbini Development Trust in 2019, was translated and printed by Consulate General.
During the program, Consulate General Dinesh Kumar Ghimire delivered a welcome speech in honor of the visiting Nepali delegation and briefed them about the major achievements and engagements made by the Consulate General since its establishment.
The Nepali delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister visited the 2008 Sichuan’s devastating earthquake site, laid wreath on the earthquake victim’s memorial and visited the earthquake museum constructed at Wenchuan County of the Aba Prefecture. The delegation also visited Zipingpu Hydropower Station and Dujiangyan Irrigation system.
The Deputy Prime Minister interacted with Chinese media on different topics including disaster cooperation, cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), prospects of Nepal-China relations and tourism cooperation between two countries, among others.