ISLAMABAD, MAR 21 (DNA) – On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Nepal, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali exchanged messages of felicitations.In the messages, the two Foreign Ministers expressed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations on the basis of mutual trust, understanding and people-to-people contacts.
Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined the warmth and cordiality characterising the Pakistan-Nepal relationship and noted that it was anchored in the shared heritage and bonds of culture between the two peoples, exemplified by the archeological sites in Taxila and those in Lumbini and Kapilvastu.
The Foreign Minister expressed gratification that the two countries had assiduously nurtured their friendly ties over the past six decades and forged a partnership marked by close and multifaceted cooperation in diverse fields.
The Foreign Minister appreciated Nepal’s role as the host country for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and highlighted the close coordination between Pakistan and Nepal for advancing the cause of regional cooperation under the SAARC auspices.
Pakistan and Nepal established diplomatic relations on 20 March 1960. There will be a series of events during the year to celebrate the 60th anniversary in a befitting manner.