PATAN: Speakers at Nepal Dialogues Summit 2023 on Monday highlighted the significance of dialogue in conflict resolution.
Opening the Nepal Dialogues Summit 2023 organised by 34 various organisations, including the Nepal Dialogues Initiative and UNESCO, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati said conflict is created when one does not accept the existence of the other, seeks to spread power and influence upon others, captures the resources and fails to distribute them fairly and due to the environmental degradation. He asserted that Nepali society is functioning on the basis of acceptance of the coexistence of and respect for each other.
"Today's development should be nature and culture-friendly. There can be no sustainable development by destroying nature and culture. Destruction and anomalies invite conflict, and so do the exploitation and crass negligence towards nature. So, we should move ahead in the campaign of promoting peace through dialogue to prevent conflict," Minister Kirati said.