President attends Chinese New Year function in Kathmandu


KATHMANDU, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Embassy in Nepal hosted a reception on the occasion of the upcoming Chinese New Year here in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was the chief guest of the function in the capital.

While welcoming the guests, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong said that the two countries have maintained excellent relations at both people-to-people and political levels in recent years.

China and Nepal are very friendly neighbors, and high level interactions have helped further strengthening the bilateral ties, she said.

On the occasion, Chinese and Nepalese artists performed Chinese traditional cultural show amid the presence of government ministers and high-ranking officials, parliament members, journalists and diplomats.