KATHMANDU, Sept. 1 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the Commemorative Program to mark the 60th anniversary of the of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal-Japan by lighting the oil fed traditional Nepali lamp in Kathmandu, on Thursday. The program was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal highlighted the various aspects of Nepal-Japan relations and expressed happiness over the steady growth of these relations over the past six decades.
He appreciated the substantial assistance provided by Japan in socio-economic development of Nepal which has been used in infrastructures and human resources development among others.
Mahat also underscored the importance of joint efforts to promote economic and commercial relations in the days ahead based on the foundation of excellent political relations subsisting between the two countries.
On the occasion, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Nobuo Kishi, said that Japan and Nepal have enjoyed excellent relations.
The support in the socio-economic development of Nepal would be continued from Japan assured the State Minister of Foreign Affairs.
During the Program Minister for Information and Communications of Nepal, Surendra Kumar Karki, and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Japan jointly affixed the cancelation marks on the special commemorative cover published by the Postal Services Department of the Government of Nepal on the occasion.
A group of prominent Nepali artists from Cultural Corporation of Nepal and Japanese Drum Troops from Akafuji Daiko presented impressive shows featuring the typical culture of their respective counties during the program. The program was attended by high ranking dignitaries of Nepal and Japan.