PM stresses amity over enmity in foreign policy

Published On: March 27, 2018 01:05 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Mar 27: Addressing foreign diplomats and development partners, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the government’s key motto would be ‘amity with all, and enmity with none.’

As part of new foreign policy, Oli said that the government would do its best to promote the country’s image as an inclusive democratic State at the international level as well as advancing the cause of Nepal’s socio-economic development. “These two will remain our two intrinsic diplomatic goals.”

 Amid speculations that the country’s left alliance government would forge deeper ties with China, Oli said, “Nepal enjoys cordial and friendly relation with both our immediate neighbors, India and China and we are thankful to our neighbors for all their goodwill and support toward our national aspirations. We look forward to further strengthening these relations at all levels of our cooperation.”

“Our motto will be ‘amity with all, and enmity with none’. We want to be a good friend of everyone and we want to treat everyone as a good friend,” Oli said.

“We will be guided by the principles of Panchasheel, non-alignment, UN Charter, international law, and norms of world peace in the conduct of our foreign relations. Independent foreign policy and balanced conduct of relations will be the hallmarks of our external engagements."

“Nepal’s foreign policy engagements will be commensurate with new domestic priorities as well as our international commitments,” Gyawali said.  

Pradip Gyawali, Minister for ForeignAffairs, said that Nepal’s foreign policy engagements will be commensurate with new domestic priorities and international commitments.


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