'Nepal seeks to foster relations with neighbors'

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    11 January, 2019   

Kathmandu,11 January : Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said Nepal as a peace-loving country shuns any kind of military alliance.

Addressing the Raisina Dialogue 2019 in New Delhi as one of the keynote speakers, Minister Gyawali said Nepal seeks to foster relations with neighbors and all friendly countries around the world based on justice, sovereign equality, trust, mutual respect and benefit. “Amity with all and enmity with none is our motto in foreign policy. We seek to foster relations with neighbors and all friendly countries around the world based on justice, sovereign equality, trust, mutual respect and benefit,” he said.

Gyawali said that Nepal pursues an independent foreign policy and that its conduct of external relations is based on a balanced and independent outlook, which is rooted in the historical fact that we were among the few countries that always remained independent, free from any kind of colonial rule.

Speaking on the theme—World Reorder: New Geometries, Fluid Partnership, Uncertain Outcomes --, Minister Gyawali said Nepal has always been a firm advocate of rules-based, predictable international order. “We are a believer in multilateralism, where we can get our voices heard; problems and challenges recognized; and support be extended,” he said, while noting that challenges facing the world today require to be addressed with more collective efforts.

On the occasion, Minister Gyawali also said that Nepal has always emphasized on the importance of good and harmonious relations between its two big neighbors – India and China. “When this two rise together, the rise of Asia becomes unstoppable. We were encouraged, in this context, by the positive vibes that last year’s Wuhan summit created,” he added.

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