Kathmandu: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Nepal Abrar H Hashmi has appreciated close and cordial relations existing between Pakistan and Nepal. Quoting Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah he said that Pakistan’s foreign policy is based on friendship and peaceful coexistence. Pakistan and Nepal have traditionally enjoyed friendly relations and have developed strong bonds and linkages which spread over a wide spectrum in different fields, he added. Ambassador Hashmi was addressing a reception held to celebrate 76th Independence Day Anniversary of Pakistan in Kathmandu on Thursday.
Vice President of Nepal Dr Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav was the Chief Guest at event. Other special guests included members of civil society, intellectuals, journalists, diplomats and Pakistani community in Nepal.
On the occasion, Hashmi also paid tribute to the Late President of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association (NPFCA) Himalaya Shumsher Rana who immensely contributed to forging friendship between the two people and state institutions. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to peace and development as per the aspirations of people of South Asia.