Agreements with China keeping national interest at centre: PM Oli

Kathmandu,   10   Oct  

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the discussion would be held on the issue of economic partnership keeping Nepal’s welfare and interest at the center during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Nepal.
Prime Minister Oli said that after holding talks with the former Prime Ministers, former Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs experts at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today in connection with the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Nepal.
The Chinese President is paying a two-day state visit to Nepal from October 12. Spokesperson of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Narayankaji Shrestha, participated in the discussion, said that Prime Minister Oli expressed the belief that the visit of the Chinese President would. Take Nepal-China mutual relations to a new height.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the discussion would also be held regarding the investment model for the construction of the Kerung-Kathmandu railway, saying the discussion would be held on the issue of China’s economic partnership with Nepal’s national interest at the center.
He said, “We will also hold discussions with China regarding the long-term welfare and necessity of the issue. But we also want to give equal importance to the immediate need and cooperation of the issue.”
Also, the former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shrestha, said that the discussion would be held on the issues of road and connectivity with China, saying the discussion would also be held on upgrading and operating the issues of Kimathanka and Korala check points, construction. of the Tokha-Chhahare tunnel and upgrading of the Araniko highway.
Likewise, Nepali Congress leader Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said that he suggested the government cooperate with China on the basis of the nation’s welfare and necessity.
Also, the former Foreign Minister, Dr Mahat drew government’s attention not to launch any big projects, saying they are always favorable that Chinese investment should increase, Nepal should be ‘Belt and Road Initiatives’.
He also urged the government not to create any confusion of environment in foreign policy of Nepal.
Similarly, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali briefed the government about the preparations made so far for the Chinese President’s visit.
Saying the Chinese president’s state visit to Nepal would be historic and successful, leaders and experts participated in the discussion to sign agreement and treating the nation’s interest and necessity at the center.
Former Prime Minister and NCP Chairperson Pushpa Kamal dahal “Prachanda”, former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, former Prime Ministers– Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai, former Chairperson of the Council of Ministers, Khilraj Regmi Among others were present on the occasion.

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