Nepal and China sign nine-point agreement

KATHMANDU: Nepal and China signed a nine-point agreement during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Nepal on Saturday.

Nepal and China signed the agreement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singha Durbar in the presence of Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

Minister Wang Yi will also hold separate meetings with President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

He will return home on Sunday.

These are the nine-point agreement signed between Nepal and China:

1. Agreement on economic and technical cooperation

2. Technical assistance for the feasibility study of China-Nepal cross-border railway project in Nepal

3. Agreement on the feasibility study of China-Nepal power grid interconnection

4. Agreement on exporting healthy grasses from Nepal to China

5. Agreement on on duty-free treatment for 98 percent of imported goods in China

6. Agreement on handing over certificate of Araniko Highway maintenance project

7. Minutes of 7th meeting on enhancing cooperation in Railway sector

8. Delivery and acceptance certificates of China aid COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal

9. Agreement on sending a Chinese medical team to serve at the BP Koirala Hospital in Chitwan

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