Foreign Minister Gyawali Holds Bilateral Meeting With Chinese Counterpart

Foreign Minister Gyawali Holds Bilateral Meeting With Chinese Counterpart

April 18, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing, China today.

The two ministers addressed a joint press following the bilateral meeting. The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will also host a luncheon in honour of the visiting Nepali minister.

Minister Gyawali is in China on an official visit, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, who is also the State Councillor of China.

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Tomorrow Gyawali will address an event organised by China Reform Forum, a think-tank including experts and those interested in Nepal affairs. The same evening, Gyawali will leave for Chengdu City of Sichuan Province, where he will meet provincial leaders. He will also address a programme at Sichuan University on April 20. He will return on April 21.

Minister Gyawali is on China visit to convey to the Chinese government the political transformation Nepal has undergone with the completion of three phases of elections, the status of all three levels of governance — local, provincial, and federal — and the new federal government’s foreign policy.

On behalf of Nepal’s government, Minister Gyawali is expected to work on effectively implementing the agreements reached in the past with China, including the Trade and Transit Agreement, ‘of historic importance in terms of Nepal’s economic development and bilateral relations’.

Prior to his visit to the neighbouring country, Minister Gyawali had said, “One of the objectives of my China visit is to come up with a concrete outline for the effective implementation of past agreements,” adding that the talks in Beijing would also feature cross-border power transmission lines.

As far as the Belt and Road Initiative is concerned, to which Nepal is a signatory, the minister said infrastructure, connectivity, roads and railway network, energy, and cross-border transmission lines were Nepal’s priority, and the government was working to identify projects that have the potential to accelerate Nepal’s economic growth.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has called on Chinese Vice-president Wang Qishan today. Minister Gyawali is in China on an official visit, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, who is also the State Councillor of China.

Foreign Minister Gyawali is scheduled to attend bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart later, which will be followed by a joint press address. The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will also host a luncheon in honour of the visiting Nepali minister.

Tomorrow Gyawali will address an event organised by China Reform Forum, a think-tank including experts and those interested in Nepal affairs.

The same evening, Gyawali will leave for Chengdu City of Sichuan Province, where he will meet provincial leaders. He will also address a programme at Sichuan University on April 20. He will return on April 21.

Minister Gyawali is on China visit to convey to the Chinese government the political transformation Nepal has undergone with the completion of three phases of elections, the status of all three levels of governance — local, provincial, and federal — and the new federal government’s foreign policy.

On behalf of Nepal’s government, Minister Gyawali is expected to work on effectively implementing the agreements reached in the past with China, including the Trade and Transit Agreement, ‘of historic importance in terms of Nepal’s economic development and bilateral relations’.

Prior to his visit to the neighbouring country, Minister Gyawali had said, “One of the objectives of my China visit is to come up with a concrete outline for the effective implementation of past agreements,” adding that the talks in Beijing would also feature cross-border power transmission lines.

As far as the Belt and Road Initiative is concerned, to which Nepal is a signatory, the minister said infrastructure, connectivity, roads and railway network, energy, and cross-border transmission lines were Nepal’s priority, and the government was working to identify projects that have the potential to accelerate Nepal’s economic growth.

 

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