KATHMANDU, Nov 4: South China Sea Buddhism Shenzhen Roundtable 2018 was held in Shenzhen of China, Thursday, with the theme of “Welcoming the contributions of all parties and building a common future.”
Sending a congratulatory letter to the conference organizers, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that Buddhism has helped build a bridge of communication between Nepal and China since ancient times. “Given the long-lasting and ongoing friendship between the two nations, the relations will only grow in significance in future years,” the PM said.
The event has been participated by monks, government officials and different organizations from 12 countries including Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, the United States and Malaysia.
After deliberations during the event and on the basis of past consensus, eminent monks from ten countries jointly signed the Memorandum of the 2018 South China Sea Buddhism Shenzhen Roundtable, agreeing on six topics, including jointly writing meditation manuals, conducting seminars on temple management, and hosting the roundtable on a rotational basis, beginning 2019.