At the invitation of Nepal-China Friendship Society in Lumbini, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai attended the celebration of the 58th Anniversary of China-Nepal Diplomatic Relations and the 86th Anniversary of Foundation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on July 26. As the chief guest, Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home was present as well.
During Wu's speech, he recalled the traditional friendly exchanges of two countries, especially the great achievements of bilateral exchanges and cooperation in all fields made by China and Nepal since the establishment of China-Nepal Diplomatic Relations over past 58 years. Ambassador Wu said that, as the friendly neighbor of Nepal, China always supports the preservation and development of Lumbini's cultural heritage. In the future, China is willing to give continuous support and assistance to the culture preservation and economic development of Lumbini, to enrich the China-Nepal Comprehensive Partnership of Cooperation featuring everlasting friendship.
Ghimire, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home, showed his congratulations on the two equally important anniversaries and extended his thanks to Chinese government for supporting the development of Lumbini, the holy birthplace of Lord Buddha. He also expressed that Government of Nepal has always been upholding One China Policy and will not allow Nepalese territory to be used against China.
More than 100 prominent figures from all walks of life in Lumbini attended this celebration activity.