This year has been a very important year for Nepal in marking its bilateral relations with various countries. While the event marking two hundred years of bilateral relations with the United Kingdom falls this year, similar diplomatic milestones are awaiting celebration with other countries. Nepal and Canada mark their 50 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this year as well.
Similarly, Nepal and Israel are marking 56 years of bilateral relationship with a high priority. Last year, Nepal and Korea celebrated their 40 years of bilateral relations.
Along with these, Nepal is going to mark the 60th anniversary of establishment of Nepal-China relations this year. Along with United Kingdom, India, United States of America and France, People’s Republic of China was the fifth country in establishing diplomatic relations with Nepal in 1960s.
As Nepal’s next neighbor, Nepal is giving a high priority to its relations with China. A Cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar recently decided to form a high level committee under the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey to mark the 60th Anniversary of Nepal-China diplomatic relations.
China shares over 1,500 kilometers of border with Nepal and its is Nepal’s second largest trading partner. As China is rising at the world stage, Nepal seems to be giving a high importance with its relations with China.
According to Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal, both the countries are planning to mark the anniversary with various programs to make it a grand success.
It is expected that a high level visit, at the presidential or prime ministerial level, is likely to Nepal within 2015.