KATHMANDU — Visiting UK Prince Henry Charles Albert David ‘Harry’ came back to the capital city Tuesday in the wake of completing his trip to Bardiya, Lamjung and Pokhara.
Head of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri, received the UK Prince at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). On the occasion, he gifted a ‘Khukuri’ on behalf of the Nepal Army to Prince Harry who arrived here last Saturday on his five-day visit coinciding with the bicentenary of the establishment of Nepal-Britain diplomatic relations.
Khukuri is taken as a weapon symbolizing bravery of the Gorkhalis. On the occasion, Prince Harry admired the NA for its performance and thanked for its support and cooperation during his Nepal visit.
The NA has said the meeting between the Britain’s Prince and its chief would help further consolidate the bilateral ties.
2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali
KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.
Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.
“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.
He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.
On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.
He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.
The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.Follow @gorkhapost