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"Multi-colored Tibet" photo exhibition opens in Nepal

December 24, 2007

KATHMANDU, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- As an important part of "China
Tibetan Culture Forum-Kathmandu", "Multi-colored Tibet" Photo Exhibition
was inaugurated Thursday afternoon here in the city hall.

     Nepalese Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prithvi
Subba Gurung, Chinese Vice Chairman of the Tibetan Committee of the
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Basang Thundrup, and
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Zheng Xianglin attended the opening ceremony.

     Gurung said in his remarks that this exhibition will be a milestone
in attaining the real sustainable development in the two friendly
countries and further enhancing cultural relations at people's level.

     It will also contribute in materializing the immense potentials of
both countries especially to boost up tourism industries in achieving
our common goals and mutual benefits, he said.

     In his speech, Basang Thundrup said that as an important part of
the Chinese civilization, the Tibetan culture embodies the
characteristics of the plateau and unique geographic feature.

     He expressed the hope that this forum and exhibition could become a
platform for exchanges and cooperation between Nepal and China,
especially China's Tibetan region, so as to enhance the friendship of
the two peoples.

     Ambassador Zheng said in his speech that China and Nepal are close
neighbors and enjoy long-standing cultural ties. Nepal and China's
Tibetan region have extensive and close exchanges and cooperation.

     With the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway on July 1, Tibet is
brought closer to the world. This exhibition is rich in content and
diversified in form and will enable more Nepalese friends to appreciate
the profound connotation and unique charm of Tibetan culture, and help
boost cultural exchanges and traditional friendship between the two

     Co-organized by China Association for Preservation and Development
of Tibetan Culture and Arniko Society of Nepal, the three-day exhibition
presented nearly 200 photos and pictures on Tibetan natural scenery,
ethnic traditions, religions and cultures, and was attended by nearly
250 representatives of other countries in Nepal and Nepalese people from
various circles.
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