KATHMANDU, May 16: The Honorary Consul General of Italy in Kathmandu Pratima Pande has said that she had put all her efforts to further bolster Nepal-Italy ties.
Speaking briefly at a solo violin concert organized to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-Italy diplomatic relations in capital on Wednesday evening, she said that both countries enjoyed very close and cordial relations and she was trying her best to deepen and widen it.
Highlighting the some similarities between Italy and Nepal she observed, "The capital of Nepal too has its own unique heritage and a living culture still practiced by the people every day in the form of worship and ancient cultural activities that continue to endure despite living in this fast paced and increasingly digital world."
"In Nepal, there is an Italian community of expats residing and working here many of who are present this evening. Numerous Nepali students are also studying in Italy and our work at the consulate involves promoting Nepal-Italy relations and aiding and solving many issues for Italian and Nepali citizens," Honorary Consul Pande said.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to share the friendship between Italy and Nepal with a celebration of music,” she added. She expressed gratitude to the Italian Government, the Italian Embassy Cultural Center New Delhi and the Consulate General of Italian Embassy Calcutta for extending generous support for the concert.
Acclaimed Italian violinist Domenico Nordio performed his solo violin where the audiences were mesmerised and completely spellbound. The concert was attended by high government officials, head of diplomatic missions based in Kathmandu, business community, music lovers. RSS