Nepal- Russia

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Sept. 30, 2011, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.: 05 No.-07 Sept . 30-2011 (Ashwin 13,2068)<br>

The diplomatic relationship between Nepal and the Soviet Union was established back on July 20, 1956. From then, Russia has given continuous support to Nepal. The support came mainly in the fields of economy, tourism, infrastructure and education. However, in the current times there has been a gap in the relationship between the two nations.

At an interaction program organized by Nepal-Russia Press Club (NRPC) and Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) to mark the ‘International Day of Solidarity of Journalists’ at RCSC building, Ambassador of Russian federation in Nepal, Dr. Sergey V. Velichkin agreed that there has been a gap in the Russian relationship with Nepal and said that Russia has already started to take measures to improve the relationships. “We have started to improve the diplomatic relationship with Nepal which was drifted in the past,” he said.

He said he met with Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and stated that Russia was ready to help Nepal to achieve peace and economic prosperity.

Dr. Sergey V. Velichkin also pointed out the importance of journalists and value of journalism to society and said Russian diplomacy has paid uttermost respect to journalists.

At the event, Shiva Gaunle, chairperson of Federation of Nepalese Journalists of Nepal shared his experience of his Russia visit and said, “We can learn lots of things from the experience of Russian journalists from their vast exposure to Europe and technology.”

He explained the importance of Nepal-Russian Press Club (NRPC) and said, “Around 800 journalists will be involved in this club in some form and this club will also help improve Nepal- Russia relationship.”

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