Kathmandu, Jan 18: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, has said that the bilateral relations between Nepal and Canada would be furthers strengthened in days ahead.
At a programme organised by the Nepal-Canada Friendship Association here today on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Canada, Minister Pandey expressed the view that economic diplomacy would be taken ahead to take the bilateral relations between the both countries to a new height, while lauding the role played by Canada in Nepal’s socio and economic development.
He said both the countries have worked together on the issues of common interest, expansion of bilateral relations and interest during the five-decade of diplomatic relations. The mutual relations would also be further strengthened at the people’s level in days ahead, he added.
Stating that Canada has provided significant support for the strengthening of civil aviation, tourism, local development, institutional improvement and democratic process of Nepal, the Foreign Affairs Minister urged Canada to provide further assistance in the development of hydropower sector.
Similarly, Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr Dinesh Bhattarai said that an environment conducive to invest in Nepal by the Government of Canada and private sector has been created as the country has moved ahead towards the path of economic prosperity with the constitution drafting coming to its final phase.
Speaking at the programme, Parliamentarian of Canada Deepak Oberoi said that Nepal could made a great stride within few years if it get political stability and added that both the countries were ready to work together.
Stating that there was plenty of possibilities in hydropower sector in Nepal, he said that Canadian companies have desire for the investment in Nepal.
Oberio urged the Government of Nepal to create environment conducive for the same.
He further said that Canada was ready to provide employment opportunities to capable and skilled Nepalese.
On the occasion, various people including Chief of Energy Department of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Gyanendra Lal Pradhan, representative of Non Resident Nepalese Association, Canada Dr Krishna Hari Gautam, among others also expressed their views.
A Golden Jubilee Souvenir published by the Association was also released on the occasion.