KATHMANDU — Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid have congratulated Bidya Devi Bhandari on her reelection as president of Nepal.
President Bhandari was sworn in as President for the second time on Wednesday.
According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kathmandu, President Xi congratulated President Bhandari on her assumption of the Office of the President of Nepal.
The President of the People’s Republic of China, in the congratulatory message, has said that China attaches great importance to the development of China-Nepal relations and expressed his readiness to work together to promote bilateral relationship.
Likewise, Indian President Kovind congratulated to his Nepali counterpart Bhandari on her election as President for the second term.
President Kovind, in his message, has expressed confidence that under her wise guidance, Nepal will move forward on the path of prosperity and all-round development.
President Kovind has also mentioned that India attaches highest priority to advancing its close and multifaceted partnership with Nepal, according to a separate press statement issued by MoFA on Thursday.
Similarly, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid has also joined in congratulating President Bhandari on her reelection. Hamid, in a message of congratulations, has reiterated the high importance that Bangladesh attaches to its relations with Nepal and expressed commitment to working closely for further strengthening relationship for the mutual benefit, MoFA said.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Amjad Hussain B Sial, on behalf of all officials of the SAARC Secretariat, felicitated President Bhandari on her reelection.
In his letter addressed to the president, Secretary General Sial said her reelection is amply indicative of the trust and confidence that the people of Nepal rest in her sagacious leadership.Follow @gorkhapost
NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education
KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.
Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.
On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.
Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.
Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.Follow @gorkhapost