Nepal Foreign Affairs (14 November 2018) – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has hoped for generous support from neighbours to Nepal to achieve the goals of prosperity.
During his meeting with the visiting China’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Luo Shugang, at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar, he requested for the help.
‘Support and cooperation from the neighbouring countries have been expected to meet the prosperity goals and additional support has been hoped from the close neighbours’.
According to PM Oli’s foreign affairs advisor Dr Rajan Bhattarai, on the occasion, the prime minister recalling the Nepal-China century-old relations said the two countries were geographically so close and people of both countries were drinking the water from the same mountain source.
The Chinese minister apprised the prime minister that China was preparing to send a maximum number of tourists to Nepal in the Nepal Visit Year 2020 AD. The arrivals of Chinese tourists in Nepal in this year were 48 percent more compared to the previous year, he added.
The Chinese are more attracted to the Nepal’s traditional and cultural heritages, Dr Bhattarai quoted the Chinese minister as saying who suggested that keeping the originality and distinctiveness of such heritages alive during the restoration of earthquake-hit monuments would help the Nepal’s tourism sector on a long run.