June 8th, afternoon, a delegation comprised of Leela Mani Paudyal, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to China, and Binod Pradad Acharya, Nepal’s Envoy to China, together with some other members, made a visit to Shichuan University, where Ambassador Paudyal delivered a speech titled "Belt and Road Initiative: Prospects for Nepal".
During the speech, Ambassador Paudyal dissected some major issues related to the bridging between Nepal and the "Belt and Road" initiative. After a brief review of the history of Nepal, he indicated that the construction of "Belt and Road" played an immeasurable role in economic and social development, regional cooperation of Nepal, as well as China-Nepal friendship; both sides should seize the favorable opportunity accompanied with smooth progress of the "Belt and Road" initiative as well as post-quake reconstruction and benign political situation in Nepal, so as to achieve long-term friendship and common development. He also answered the questions put forward by scholars and postgraduates of China, Nepal and India.
Over 80 people, including faculty members and students from the Institute of South Asian Studies, the Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China, the School of History and Culture (Tourism), and the School of Economics, SCU, students of the "Belt & Road" Scholarship Overseas Students Training Program from countries like Nepal, India, Afghanistan and Poland, and representatives from Sichuan Center for International Peace & Development Studies, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Sichuan Normal University, Southwest University for Nationalities, and relative firms took part in the event.
After the lecture, Ambassador and his team visited the Centre for Nepal studies under the Institute of South Asian Studies, and had a symposium with the teachers and students of SCU, covering such topics as to enhance China-Nepal bilateral cooperation, promote media exchanges, and strengthen cooperation between the Institute of South Asian Studies, SCU and Tribhuvan University of Nepal.