KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Asia Pacific Summit 2018, an important two-day international event, is underway in Kathmandu.
Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli inaugurated the Summit at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency hotel amidst a special function on Saturday.
Inaugurating the event, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that Nepal entered a new phase of political stability following the successful conclusion of the three-tier elections held last year.
Addressing the event, leaders of different countries have laid emphasis on ending poverty and starvation for global peace.
Maria Leonor G. Robredo, the vice president of Philippines, called for taking collective efforts to ensure lasting peace in the Asia Pacific region.
Addressing the ongoing Asia Pacific Summit in the capital on Saturday, Robredo said that collaboration is essential among the countries in the region for sustainable peace and development.
Also speaking on the occasion, State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi stressed the need for collective efforts to address ongoing global challenges including disaster, terrorism, hunger, poverty, migration and injustice.
Similarly, Head of State of Samoa, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II, pointed out the need of collective efforts for global peace, urging for carrying out activities keeping humanity, co-existence, and mutual welfare in the center.
Likewise, Head of State of Tuvalu, Lakoba Taeia Italeni, said that poverty, hunger, and disease should be alleviated and the matter of security should be kept on top priority, pointing out the need of keeping the resources for present and future generations safe.
According to the organizer, Universal Peace Federation (UPF), the Summit will have a total of 1,500 participants from countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Over 500 special guests from 45 various countries including heads of state and government from seven countries are participating in the Summit.
Organized around the theme “Addressing Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values”, the Summit will conclude on December 2, issuing a Kathmandu Declaration for peace and cooperation.
The two-day international summit will conclude on December 2.