|KATHMANDU, Apr. 1, 2019 -- A four-day photo exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the campaign of democratic reform in China's Tibet Autonomous Region has been open to public here on Thursday.
Speaker of the Nepal's House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara inaugurated the photo exhibition amid the presence of parliamentarians, leaders from various political parties, civil society members, media persons and among others.
Addressing the event, Speaker Mahara said that China's Tibet Autonomous Region has made tremendous socio-economic, political, religious and cultural transformation in the past 60 years.
"Tibet has been playing the role of gateway for both Nepal and China to promote trade, culture, people-to-people contacts and political communications," said the speaker, adding that the photo exhibition will contribute to further deepening age-old cordial bilateral ties between the two countries.
Reiterating Nepal's commitment to the one-China policy, the speaker said that the country will never allow anti-Chinese elements on its soil.
Talking about his country's participation in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), he said that Nepal is looking for a meaningful cooperation under the BRI framework.
"We would like to reap benefit through enhanced railroad connectivity and trade under the BRI framework," Mahara said.
On the occasion, Chinese Ambassador Hou Yanqi said the exhibition will be helpful for Nepali people to know more about the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China.
Senior government officials, media persons, diplomats and people from various walks of life visited the photo exhibition on Thursday.
The "Present and Past Days of Tibet" exhibition will run till April 1 at the Nepal Academy in the heart of the capital.