March 27,Kathmandu : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called on Chinese President Xi Jinping and both held discussions on exchanging support and strengthening bilateral ties. The meeting was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
According to PM’s press advisor Govinda Acharya, PM Dahal shared that the meeting was important and fruitful.
On the occasion, Chinese President pledged nine million Yuan support for the local poll in Nepal.
Similarly, PM Dahal had urged the Chinese support to resume the Tatopani border point and to develop the railway connectivity between China and Nepal.
PM Dahal had further expressed commitment towards one China policy, adding that the meeting had added an important dimension to the Nepal-China relations.
Prime Minister Dahal extended gratitude for the Chinese support to Nepal as it was offered with open heart. He also shared that both countries were enjoying age old geographical and cultural ties.
PM Dahal further said that he and Nepali people were waiting to see Chinese rail plying from Lhasa to Kathmandu and Lumbini.
The Chinese President responded in the positive on all issues Prime Minister Dahal raised in the about 35 minutes long meeting between them. The Chinese President expressed the commitment that he would himself take initiatives in linking the Chinese railway network to Nepal as well as in the development of railway in Nepal.
Stating that he and his government were serious regarding operating the Tatopani transit point and other transit points on the Nepal-China border, the Chinese President pledged to work vigorously to that end. He was also positive on operating other feasible transit points between the two countries.
According to Acharya, Prime Minister Dahal termed his discussions with the Chinese President Jinping more significant than expected. He stated that during the talks the Chinese President was responded positively on all topics raised by Nepal and moreover the President himself showed keen interest on topics like political stability in Nepal, development, infrastructure development with prosperity and opening railway and transit points.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Dahal extended an invitation to President Xi to visit Nepal. In response, the Chinese President expressed the commitment to visit Nepal soon.
Present during the meeting were Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi, Ambassador of Nepal to China Leelamani Paudyal, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong and the high-level delegates. RSS