PM Dahal informs Parliament about his upcoming US and China visit

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his confidence that the existing bilateral relations between Nepal-China would be further elevated and strengthened from his China visit.

Informing the Parliament about his upcoming official visits to People’s Republic of China and 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the US today, PM Dahal pledged to make efforts to make Nepal-China relations further strong.

Stating that the upcoming visit to China would be his third visit as the Head of the Government, Dahal said that the first prime ministerial visit to China post COVID-19 pandemic would further consolidate the bilateral ties between the two countries.

During his visit to China, he said that discussion would be held on cooperation received from friendly neighbouring country China in Nepal’s infrastructure, agriculture, energy, tourism, health and education and various other areas as well as areas of mutual cooperation would be further expanded.

Talks would be held on opening the bilateral trade checkpoints and traditional border points between the two countries that were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PM informed the parliament.

Similarly, he mentioned that he would address the UNGA and put forth the concerns and interest of Nepal before the international community as the Head of the Government.

The Prime Minister believed that his visit would help garner international cooperation and goodwill for Nepal in the areas of peace, sustainable development and climate changes.

The PM is leaving for New York on Saturday leading the Nepali delegation. Nepal, Chairing the Global Coordination Bureau of the Least Developed Countries (LDC), would present the common concerns and agendas of 47 LDCs, the PM informed the Parliament.

After addressing the high-level session of the 78th session of the UNGA, he would directly travel to Hangzhou in China on September 22, according to PM Dahal.

He explained, “I have to go directly to a friendly neighbouring country of China directly from New York due to a very short period of time between the address at the United Nations and China.”

PM Dahal is scheduled to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hangzhou, he said.The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet his Chinese counterpart Li Qiang and hold bilateral talks. He would also attend the inaugural event of the 19th Asian Game.

 

 

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