Kathmandu, Dec 2,2014: Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey has said that the bilateral relations between Nepal and Thailand are not limited to the political level alone but it has expanded to the social and cultural level as well.
Addressing a programme organized by the Solidarity Monthly Publication on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of Nepal-Thailand bilateral relations here today, Minister Pandey said that the existing bilateral relations should be strengthened in the days ahead.
He said that the bilateral relations should be made stronger as Thailand is a Buddhist country and Nepal is the birth place of Lord Buddha.
Minister Pandey further said that international highway linking Thailand, Myanmar and India is the symbol of cultural relations in the South Asia region and hoped it would be effective to link the regions.
Mrs Jiraporn Sudanich, Thai Minister Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission to Nepal said that the bilateral relations should be developed as a limestone for South to South economic development centre.
On the occasion, former ambassador Hiranya Lal Shrestha said the bilateral relations between these countries should be interpreted through the perspective of Hindu and Buddha religion along with politics and culture.
Similarly, Nepali Congress central member at the Foreign Department Chauan Shrestha and UCPN (Maoist) central member at the Department Yubraj Chaulagain pointed out the need of further extending bilateral relations in the days ahead.