Added At: 2010-04-17 10:42 PM
Last Updated At: 2010-04-18 4:30 AM
KATHMANDU: To enhance the mutual cooperation and relation among the two nations, interactions between people of these nations play an important role. Realising this essence of bilateral relationship, organisations working to strengthen the relations between Nepal and Russia have organised a ‘Week of Russia in Nepal’ which began on April 16.
Inaugurating the week-long programme at the Russian Cultural Centre, Minister for Environment Thakur Prasad Sharma said, “Nepal being an underdeveloped nation needs support from neighbouring countries
for the development of physical
infrastructure, education, and
health. The support is a must to combat the impacts of climate change in Nepal as well.” He further expressed, “As one of the good neighbours of Nepal, we expect support from Russia in these sectors.”
Talking at the function Russian Ambassador Andrei L Trofimov said, “The cultural and other activities organised by the embassy in Nepal will be helpful to strengthen bilateral relations between Russia and Nepal. Russia as a true friend of Nepal wishes successful and peaceful democratic development in the country.”
During the event Alexander Solovyov, the president of Russia-Nepal Society of Friendship and Cooperation however stated, “Both the nations have failed to maintain any significant relationship at government
level. In this case, we are working at the level of society to strengthen this relationship”.
A delegation of Russia-Nepal Friendship and Cooperation has arrived from Russia to participate in the week-long programme. According to the organisers, the delegation will attend interaction programmes, meet different dignitaries from universities, schools and colleges, women activists and involve in sight seeing activities.
The programme is jointly organised by Nepal Russia Friendship Society, Nepal Russia Cultural Association, Nepal Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mitrakunja and Russian Centre of Science and Cultural.