Kathmandu, July 30
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan, Nepal AoTs Alumni Society organised various functions in Kathmandu today.
Commemorating the diplomatic ties, a seminar on the role of Japanese language education in strengthening Nepal-Japan relations was held. Likewise, an exhibition on semblance between the two countries was also organised.
While addressing the exhibition, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa said both Nepal and Japan share not only democratic values and principles, but also culture, food, and the way of living.
He also recalled Japan’s generous support to Nepal’s endeavours towards economic progress and infrastructure development.
Meanwhile, Japanese Ambassador Masashi Ogawa said the bilateral relations had reached new heights over the past six decades and hoped it would further strengthen in the days to come. He also assured Japan’s continued support to Nepal’s development endeavours.
AoTS had organised a special tree plantation programme at Lazimpat Road yesterday.
Diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan was established on 28 July, 1996.
A version of this article appears in print on July 31, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.