A four-day Chinese book exhibition kicked off in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Thursday with the aim of strengthening the Nepal-China bond.
A special program was organized in City Hall of Kathmandu to inaugurate the book exhibition.
The inauguration was attended by Nepali Minister for Information and communications Shanker Pokhrel, charge d'affaires of China Xi Hui and a Chinese delegation.
Addressing the inauguration, Minister Pokhrel said that the relation of Nepal and China is historical and praised the continuous assistance being provided by China to Nepal.
He stated that these kind of exhibitions will help Nepalese people to gain more knowledge about China, Chinese culture, lifestyle and development.
Also speaking during the occasion, Xi Hui welcomed the delegation and expressed confidence that these kind of exhibitions will be helpful for the promotion of the bilateral relationships of the two countries.
There are more than 2,000 books being displayed on the occasion. The exhibition will end on Jan. 2.
(Xinhua News Agency December 31, 2010)