Chinese Professor Di Fangyao, Executive Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies, Tibet Minzu University, stressed that China has been giving high importance to its relationship with Nepal.
Addressing the talk program on “Adapting to China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges in promoting Nepalese Agricultural Exports to the People’s Republic of China, Chinese professor said that China and Nepal have over 1500 long relations and China continue to provide all necessary support to Nepal to safeguard its sovereignty and independence.
Focusing his lecture will focus on “Nepal’s Importance for the Tibet Autonomous Region in Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative,” Chinese professor said that China sees Nepal as a bridge to link China and South Asia.
He said that the belt and road initiative will benefit Nepal as well as other parts of South Asia.
Organized by the Nepal Institute of International and Strategic Studies (NIISS) the lecture focused on “Adapting to China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges in promoting Nepalese Agricultural Exports to the People’s Republic of China.
Moderated by Bhaskar Koirala, executive director of NIISS, Dr. Suroj Pokharel, Secretary, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Government of Nepal presented his paper on ‘Nepalese Agricultural Exports to China in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)’.
“Nepalese agricultural produce is currently not exported to the Chinese market. Obviously, the BRI presents tremendous opportunities for the growth of the agricultural sector in Nepal, particularly the export of agricultural products to China,” said secretary.
Similarly, Ananta Acharya, Director General, Department of Railways, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Government of Nepal, delivered his speech focusing on the current railway system in Nepal and the position of Nepal’s railway within the context of the Trans-Asian railway network in accordance with the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. His examined the ongoing and planned connection of Nepal railways with India Railways and China railways, and the opportunities and challenges therein.