Yangon, July 13, 2017: The Embassy of Nepal in Yangon organized the Nepal Tourism Promotion Event-2017 on July 7 at Kandawgyi Palace hotel in Yangon. The theme of the event was ‘Naturally Nepal and Lumbini First‘.
Former Prime Minister of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal was the special guest and Col. Aung Soe Moe, Minister of Security and Border Affairs of Yangon and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Hotels were the Guest of Honours.
Welcoming the guests, Bhim K. Udas, Ambassador of Nepal to Myanmar, said that though the bilateral relations between Nepal and Myanmar established in 1960 (57 years ago), the two nations were connected religiously, culturally and people-to-people level for centuries. While the Gurkhas of Nepal fought for the independence of this country during the Second World War, Myanmar (then Burma) assisted Nepal in its fight for democracy in 1950.
Highlighting the beauty and importance of tourist destinations Ek Nath Dhakal, former Minister of Nepal, appealed the guests to visit Lumbini as well as other places of Nepal.
Madhav Kumar Nepal thanked all the guests and requested them to visit Lumbini once in life time being the Buddhists. Further, he said that the tourists from Myanmar can help promoting tourism and strengthening bilateral and people-to-people relations between the two countries.
A cultural dance was also performed at the ceremony.
Altogether, about 220 guests mainly, tour operators, journalists, senior government officials, and civil society members participated the program.