Photo exhibition celebrates 70 years of Nepal-France friendship

Kathmandu, September 18

In a series of programs designed to mark and celebrate the 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and France, the French Embassy and the Alliance Française Kathmandu have put together a photo exhibition that will be on display from September 17th until September 30th.

The photo exhibition was inaugurated on September 17 by the Chairperson of Nepal – France Inter Parliamentary Group Madhav Kumar Népal, in the presence of French Ambassador François-Xavier Léger, members of the diplomatic community and representatives of the Government of Nepal.

The exhibition has photographs ranging from the mountains to peacekeeping operations abroad, from Panauti and Salme to high-level bilateral visits, from large businesses to associations and NGOs on the field.   Through the photo journey, you can also see how our relationship has evolved over time

The photo exhibition has been divided into three sections.  The first section of the exhibition looks at the history of the relationship that existed before 1949.  The second section gives us glimpses of Nepal – France relation after the formal establishment of diplomatic relations in 1949.  The final section looks into the successful climbing of Mount Annapurna by the French alpinists, how the French NGOs and associations are involved in Nepal, the economic aspects, major events between Nepal and France etc.

“One key objective of this exhibition is to do research and collect information on our relations from various domains and sources.  This kind of exercise also serves to build an archive.  Having said that, this is not an exhaustive, academic research work and hence, despite our best efforts, there may be some events/domains that were left out.  So, should you have concrete information, photos, videos etc., we would love to have them.  Just get in touch with us,” said François-Xavier Léger, France’s ambassador to Nepal.

This exhibition has been curated by Cristeena Chitrakar and Swaraj Man Chitrakar and will be on display until September 30th.

Published on September 18th, Wednesday, 2019 3:48 PM

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