Kathmandu, Sept 6: A special programme was organised in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium Saturday, marking the completion of 50 years of establishment of Nepal-Belgium diplomatic relations.
The programme was jointly organised by the Nepali Embassy in Brussels and Foreign Ministry of Belgium with support of European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS). On the occasion, EIAS Chief Executive Officer Mr Axel Goethals talked about Nepal-Belgium old relations.
Belgium Foreign Ministry Director General for bilateral affairs Mr Johan Van Dessel has said high-level visits took place between the two countries have further strengthened bilateral ties enjoying two countries for long. Belgium had, through the European Union and United Nations, provided financial assistance over 20 million Euro for Nepal’s development endeavours in the past 25 years, he said.
Nepal’s Ambassador to Belgium Rammani Pokhrel stated that Nepal- Belgium relations is driven by mutual harmony, understanding closeness and assistance.
He said the Nepali Embassy in Belgium is geared up for installing a statue of Lord Gautam Buddha, the embodiment of world peace, and portraits of Gurkha armies (who attained martyrdom in the world war) in Belgium when it is observing the 100 years of commencement of the World War I (1914-2014).
EU South Asia Department Deputy Chief Peter Nagy said Nepal-Belgium relations always represents Nepal relations with EU which has been assisting Nepal since 1996 for political stability and economic development. RSS