Kathmandu, Mar. 25 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has said that peace and poverty can’t go hand-in-hand and called for an inclusive growth of Asia.
Oli, who is presently on an official visit to China, also called for cooperative Asia for equitable growth in all corners of the continent.
The visiting Prime Minister said the dream of Asia’s future, the dream of peace and prosperity would fail if any of the Asian states were left behind.
“Our pursuit for ‘common destiny’ will go misspent if anyone is left behind. Make no mistake, the Asian future should rest on the citadel of inclusiveness,” he added.
Oli said that the advancements in innovation and technology had opened avenues for the development of Asia.
He further said the momentous development in information and communication technology, significant achievements in industrial production had potential to vitalise the economic performance and to galvanise the future of Asia.
Stating that such innovations must serve the cause of human progress, Oli said technology should be accessible to all the states without any prohibitive constraint, adding that the vision of Asia should be accommodative and inclusive.
Though the markets were flourishing, industries were growing, jobs were being created and many of the Asians had been lifted out of the poverty, he said, the vicious circle of poverty still stared at courtyard of Asia.
The Prime Minister also thanked all the states of Asia for supporting promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal. (ANI)