Constitutional and National Day of Nepal celebrated

ISLAMABAD, SEP 21: Federal Minister for Power Engr. Khurram Dastgir along with Tapas Adhikari, Ambassador of Nepal and others cutting cake to mark National Day of Nepal, at Islamabad Serena Hotel.=DNA

Ambassador Tapas Adhikari said that the two countries enjoy excellent bilateral relations marked by cordiality, friendship and cooperation

ISLAMABAD, SEP 21 /DNA/ – The Embassy of Nepal in Islamabad hosted a reception to celebrate the Constitution Day and the National Day of Nepal.

Welcoming the guests to the event, Tapas Adhikari, Ambassador of Nepal to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, highlighted the importance of the day in Nepal’s history and its role in national unity in a country of diversity like Nepal.

The Ambassador further said that the Constitution embodies the federal system of governance and democratic norms and values as well as principles of human rights and human dignity. After seven years of the promulgation of the Constitution, “the foundation the Constitution laid is getting even stronger towards fulfilling the long-cherished aspirations of Nepali people for progress and prosperity”, he added.

Talking about the bilateral ties the Ambassador said, the relations between Nepal and Pakistan have always been cordial and friendly. The establishment of diplomatic relations in 1960 further strengthened the bond of friendship and cooperation. The relations are strong based on mutual trust and cooperation.

Both countries are working together at various bilateral, regional and multilateral forums to promote friendship and cooperation. As founder members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), both counties have full faith in the SAARC Charter and committed to its objectives.

Nepal and Pakistan are working together on the agendas of sustainable development, climate change and environment protection.

On the occasion, Ambassador Adhikari expressed his condolences to the Government and people of Pakistan for the damage caused by the recent massive Monsoon floods in Pakistan. He also said that Nepal and Pakistan have been working closely to support each other during the times of such crisis.

Highlighting Nepal’s natural and cultural attractions, Ambassador Adhikari invited all to visit Nepal to experience the land of beauty and discovery.

He said Nepal has always been a hub of mountain and adventure tourism. Our mountains, snow fed rivers, and topography have always fascinated people across the world. Peoples culture, tourism and hospitality have made Nepal a center of tourism in the global tourism map.

Like other industries, the tourism industry also received a setback during the COVID pandemic. Now the situation is improving. Tourists are again coming back to Nepal.

On this occasion, I would like to invite our Pakistani and other friends to visit Nepal to experience the beauty of the land and to taste Nepali hospitality. Nepal has the best hospitality industry in South Asia’.

Speaking as Chief Guest. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Energy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, expressed congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the Government of Pakistan. The Chief Guest also highlighted the excellent state of bilateral relations between Nepal and Pakistan.

The event was attended by Nawabzada Shazain Bugti, Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, members of parliaments, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman Senate Defence Committee, former ministers, high civilian and military officials of the Government of Pakistan and former ambassadors of Pakistan to Nepal; Ambassadors/High Commissionersto Pakistan as well as representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations;friends of Nepal, business and media-persons;and Nepali community members and the Embassy family members.

Earlier in the morning, the Ambassador hoisted the national flag of Nepal in the Embassy premises.=DNA