Kathmandu, February 25th : Japanese Government today conferred the ‘Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun’ medal to Former Foreign Minister Ramesh Nath Pandey. The ceremony was held yesterday virtually.
Japanese Ambassador Masamichi Saigo handed over the medal on behalf of his government to Pandey. He said that since his personal relatiosn with former Prime Minister of Japan Ryutaro Hashimoto to issuing a stamp in honour of Ekai Kawaguchi, Mr. Pandey has made a stellar contribution to the enhancement of Japan-Nepal relations. Pandey is the only South Asian this year to receive the medal.
On the occasion, Former Minister Pandey said that this is not only an honour for him but also to the people of Nepal. Pandey wrote on his tweeter handling,”I am greatly Honoured to receive the “Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun” medal conferred on behalf of the Government of Japan by the Japanese Ambassador today.”