Nepal ambassador Sushil K Lamsal celebrates the National Day of Nepal with his guests
In his welcome remarks, Ambassador of Nepal to Egypt Sushil K Lamsal highlighted the historic significance of the day celebrating Nepal’s 2015 constitution.
He called it the “culmination of a decade-long peace process” that has resulted in two successful rounds of elections.
“As we mark the ninth constitution day today, we celebrate the day on which Nepal embarked on a path of peace, stability and prosperity with a republican and federal structure of governance in the country.”
Nepali folk dance performance (photo credit of Nepal Embassy media office)
‘Memories for a lifetime'
The ambassador also touted the natural beauty and tourist attractions of Nepal.
“The highest country in the world, Nepal is a land of nature, culture, and adventure. Nepal is the go-to destination for adventurous tourism like mountaineering, trekking, rafting, and paragliding, mountain biking, [and the Everest marathon].
He also pointed out that the multi-cultural society of Nepal is one of the world's most continuous ancient civilizations. For those looking to do more than climb mountains, he added, the country contains six UNESCO World Heritage sites, pilgrimage sites, and protected natural areas containing endangered plants and animals.
“Therefore, I would like to seize this occasion to invite Egyptian people from all walks of life, either millennial youths who love adventure; busy senior executives looking for a pristine land of calm, quiet, and peaceful environment and natural rejuvenation; culture enthusiasts, nature lovers, heritage walkers, adventure sport lovers to visit Nepal to fulfill their aspirations of a lifetime.”
“Your visit to Nepal will create memories for a lifetime to cherish.”
Egyptian mountain climbers Manal Rostom and Sherif El-Abd spoke about their experience summiting Mt. Everest, as well as the natural and cultural attractions and diversity of Nepal.
The ambassador expressed happiness over the excellent relations between Nepal and Egypt, saying he hoped that the ties between the two countries would continue to strengthen.
“Nepal and Egypt are trusted friends and partners. Our two countries enjoy cordial and cooperative relations based on equality and mutual respect, and they work together in international forums on issues of mutual interest and concern.”
He pointed out that only a couple of weeks ago, Nepal’s health and population minister visited Cairo to attend the Global Congress on Health, Population and Development and met with his Egyptian counterpart.
Egypt’s Deputy Minister for Tourism Ghada Shalaby, who attended the function as the chief guest, expressed satisfaction over the two countries’ bilateral relations and expressed confidence that the two countries would continue to work together to enhance cooperation in trade, tourism, and education.
Diplomacy magazine's Chairman of the Board Mokhtar honors Nepal ambassador Lamsal and his wife stands next to him
Chairman of the Board of Diplomacy magazine Abdel-Hay Mokhtar took the opportunity to grant Ambassador Lamsal the magazine’s certificate of recognition for his relentless efforts in reinforcing relations between Egypt and Nepal.
The reception party was enlivened by a folk dance show performed by Nepali dancers and a documentary highlighting the country’s strikingly beautiful nature and tourist attractions.