Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday organized a special programme to commemorate the 100 years of Nepal-United Kingdom Friendship Treaty of 1923 at Hanuman Dhoka, Durbar Square, Kathmandu.
On the occasion, Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud, delivering his remarks highlighted the significance of the Treaty and its contribution to the bilateral relations between Nepal and the UK.
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nepal Rob Fenn also spoke on the importance of the Treaty in the bilateral relations. Keynote speaker of the programme historian Prof. Dr Tri Ratna Manandhar delved into comprehensive discourse on the Treaty highlighting the context and sequences of the agreement.
The Program commenced with welcome remarks by the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ganesh Prasad Dhakal on behalf of the Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal. A collection of rare photographs and documents related to the 1923 Treaty were also displayed during the Programme. Nepal Army band also played musical performance “Nyauli Baaja” on the occasion. The programme was attended by the Members of the Federal Parliament, Ambassadors, diplomats, Chiefs of Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department, former foreign secretaries, former ambassadors, representatives from the media, among others.