Reception held to mark Nepal’s National and Constitution Day

Nepalese Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Durga Prasad Bhandari hosted a reception to commemorate the National and Constitution Day of his country at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 24 September.

Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs Ambassador Ali Suleiman Al-Saeed was the guest of honor. Members of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti officials, representatives of local, regional and international organizations, as well as members of the Nepalese community and media personnel attended the function.

In his address to the gathering, Ambassador Bhandari pointed out the significance of the National and Constitution Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the promulgation of the landmark constitution that governs Nepal. He further shared key features of the constitution, and noted that after the elections, Nepal has attained political stability, and peace has been restored in the country. He stressed that the government is committed and focused on economic development.

Lauding the bilateral friendly relations between Nepal and Kuwait, he emphasized the high-level visits and exchanges between the two countries, which would be further explored to strengthen ties between the two countries. He added that Nepal is also coordinating with Kuwait on issues of common interest at the international level.

Drawing attention to the high number of Nepalese in the Kuwait labor force, Ambassador Bhandari stated that they played a major role in strengthening relations between the countries.

He noted that various reforms were introduced that made investments easier in Nepal and highlighted that Kuwait has provided support in Nepal’s development projects. He invited Kuwaitis to invest in sectors important to development in Nepal, including in hydropower, infrastructure development, tourism, agriculture, and human resources.

Praising Nepal as a prime tourist destination, the Nepalese Ambassador Bhandari revealed there is a rise in Kuwaiti tourists to Nepal, and encouraged more Kuwaiti citizens to visit his country. On that occasion, a presentation was organized that explored exports, and key areas of investment in Nepal, while an exhibition of vibrant photographs showcased Nepal’s natural beauty, art, and culture, and other stalls displayed an assortment of fascinating products and promoted traditional Nepali cuisine.

Among the highlights of the celebration was a cultural program led by local Nepalese artists, who gave presentations of traditional folk dances, and songs.