KATHMANDU: A promotional conference on Nepal’s culture, food, and investment opportunities, organized by the Nepalese embassy and China World Peace Foundation, was held in Beijing on Thursday.

In an opening speech, Nepal’s ambassador to China Leela Mani Paudyal said he hopes for this to help spread greater awareness about art, culture, cuisines, as well as tourism and business opportunities of Nepal among the general Chinese public.

“The government of Nepal has reviewed several policies, made institutional and procedural reforms in the recent past,” Paudyal said. “Reform has continued to make Nepal an attractive investment destination.”

The ambassador said that thousands of Nepali students are studying in China and more than 150,000 Chinese tourists are visiting Nepal every year, which affirms the strong communications between the two countries. He also called on further people-to-people exchanges in the future.