Ambassador of Nepal to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya said that Nepal had excellent relations with all friendly countries in the world and close ties with its neighbors.He characterized these relations as comprehensive and multidimensional and stated that the economic dimension of Nepal-India relations was increasingly receiving greater focus at both leadership and functional levels.
Addressing a reception organized to mark the National Day (Constitution Day), Ambassador Upadhyay termed Nepal’s political transformation as a rare experience of its kind. He said that in the land of Buddha, the apostle of peace, successful transformation from armed conflict to peaceful, democratic political process had been possible. This journey of Nepal could be a good case study for researchers, scholars and political scientists, he added.
Highlighting the importance of National Day (Constitution Day) in his welcome remarks, Ambassador stated that the making and promulgation of the Constitution by the elected Constituent Assembly in 2015 marked a new chapter in Nepal’s glorious history. He further stated that the Constitution guaranteed human rights and fundamental freedoms to all citizens without any discrimination and social justice was one of its key objectives.
General Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd), Minister of State for External Affairs of India, attended the reception as the chief guest. Also present in the event were Members of Parliament, political leaders, government officials, members of diplomatic community, former ambassadors, business community, media-persons, dignitaries from various sections of Indian society as well as Nepali community in India.