October 15 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the relations with the neighboring countries, India and China, have entered a new phase.
He reiterated that Nepal would move ahead together with collaboration with these countries by improving the relations. Inaugurating Second China and South Asia Literature Conference organized by Nepal Academy here today, Prime Minister Oli said enhancing the economic prosperity of the countries of South Asia through mutual collaboration by promoting the rich civilization, knowledge, research, and culture was the present responsibility. He said that Asia was the mother of this rich culture, civilization, knowledge and research heritage.
PM Oli said the Nepal visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been very successful and since President Xi had visited India before coming to Nepal, it had sent a message as to the kind of new phase of relations the countries of Asia are developing. President Xi paid a state visit to Nepal on October 12 and 13 at the cordial invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. PM Oli said: “India and China, the most populous countries in the world, are making their relations cordial by forgetting the old acrimonies. Nepal too wants to move ahead together with them. Asia now wants to move ahead on the path of mutual unity, human welfare and prosperity, and not on the path of hostility.”
Noting that the oriental civilization and culture is superb and enchanting, he urged all countries to preserve the good aspects of this culture and civilization. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, the ambassadors of Bangladesh and Pakistan to Nepal, culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi among the speakers wished for the success of the conference.