KATHMANDU, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Language, art and culture are the tools to connect Nepalese and Chinese closer, Ganesh Prasad Timalsena, Chairman of National Assembly of Nepal, said here on Sunday.
During the launch of at least a dozen books translated from Chinese to Nepali and English languages, Timalsena made such remarks.
"Through these books, Nepali people can have a better understanding about China, its art and culture and overall development," he said, adding that it will boost the friendship between the people of the two countries.
Stating that Nepal can take benefits from the development and prosperity of the northern neighbor, Timalsena expressed hope that the Belt and Road Initiative will bring immense opportunities to the Himalayan country.
On the occasion, at least 12 books of five different Chinese publications were released, which were translated and published by Nepal-based Current Publications.
Some of the translated books are Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture, Fun Reading About China, Tibetan Arts, Tibet from All Angles, and some folk story books for children, among others.
Kiran Gautam, President of Current Publications, told Xinhua that their publishing house plans to translate and publish at least 100 Chinese books by the end of 2018.