Kathmandu, Nepal – In a significant diplomatic move, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mohammad Uvais Mohammad Ali Sabry engaged in fruitful discussions with Nepal’s President Ram Chandra Paudel at Rastrapati Bhawan Sheetal Niwas today. The meeting aimed at reinforcing cultural ties and exploring avenues for enhanced economic collaboration between the two nations.
President Poudel warmly recalled the visionary declaration made by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, expressing his commitment to elevate Lumbini to the status of a global cultural destination. President Poudel emphasized the historical and cultural significance of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and underscored the need to strengthen and broaden cultural relations between Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Foreign Minister Sabry echoed President Poudel’s sentiments, expressing his dedication to intensify cultural ties as a means to foster mutual understanding and appreciation between the two countries. He highlighted the shared cultural heritage and historical ties that bind Sri Lanka and Nepal, emphasizing the potential for cultural exchange programs and initiatives.
In addition to cultural collaboration, both leaders recognized the importance of bolstering economic relations. Foreign Minister Sabry emphasized the potential for increased economic collaboration, citing areas such as trade, investment, and tourism as key areas for mutual growth. The commitment to fostering economic ties reflects the shared aspiration to enhance prosperity and development in both nations.
The discussions between Foreign Minister Sabry and President Poudel concluded on a positive note, with both leaders expressing optimism about the future of bilateral relations. The mutual commitment to strengthening cultural bonds and exploring economic opportunities is expected to pave the way for deeper collaboration between Nepal and Sri Lanka in the years to come.
As both countries continue to build bridges of understanding and cooperation, the diplomatic efforts underscore the importance of fostering relationships that go beyond political and geographical boundaries. The meeting serves as a testament to the shared values and aspirations that unite Nepal and Sri Lanka, laying the groundwork for a more interconnected and prosperous future for both nations.