Cultural linkage crucial to strengthen Nepal-Pakistan relations

29th Mar, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, March 29 : Speakers at an interaction programme here said that the cultural aspects have further strengthened the age-old Nepal-Pakistan relations.

At a talk programme on Cultural Linkage between Nepal and Pakistan organized by Pakistan Study Centre on the occasion of 57 years of Nepal-Pakistan diplomatic ties, the speakers said that cultural things have brought the two nations closer.

The diplomatic ties between Nepal and Pakistan were established on March 29, 1960.

On the occasion, Chair of Nepal-Pakistan Friendship and Cultural Association Himalaya Shumsher Rana said that Nepal and Pakistan share more cultural commonalities in food habits, costumes and music besides geographical proximity.

The mutual respect at the peoples' level, selfless hospitality and linguistic sweetness has developed the relations at the peoples' level.

On the occasion, Javed Ahmed Umrani, Charge d' Affairs at the Embassy of Pakistan in Nepal said that the cultural linkage between Nepal and Pakistan has further helped to strengthen political and people-to-people relations between the two nations.

During the programme, Shaphalya Amatya said that the artists, dancers, singers and dramatists have also helped deepen the bilateral relations.

Also speaking at the programme, Centre's First Vice-President Keshavraj Jha and Second Vice-President Nim Kumar Manandhar praised the support extended by Pakistan for the reconstruction of quake-hit archaeological and cultural heritages in the country.