March 19, 2017 06:54 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, March 19: In the wake of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dashal's visit to China, some foreign affairs experts have suggested him that he focused on elevating the mutual trust and strengthening bilateral relations.
During an interaction organized in the capital city on Sunday, former ambassador to China, Rajeshwor Acharya, said PM's visit could stress on implementations of the agreements and treaties Nepal made with China.
In the recent decades, China has made strong presence with changed diplomatic dimension in the world politics, so Nepal should take it accordingly, he added.
He also urged the Nepali leadership to create atmosphere conducive for the high level visit from China. Nepal has not witnessed the visit of Chinese President since 1996.
On the occasion, Nepal's former ambassador to Russia, Hiranya Lal Shrestha, argued that PM's visit could be an opportunity to strengthen the relations.
Hoping that a bilateral agreement on one belt one road project would be signed during the visit, he said it would be easier to link the country with China's rail network, import oil from there, if such agreement was signed,
The visit should be utilised as an opportunity to create a strong foundation for the development of country's northern points through diplomatic dialogues and thereby reducing poverty existing in Nepal's northern area, former Ambassador Shrestha asserted.
Nepal-India Eminent Persons Group's member Dr Rajan Bhattarai said he was wondering that the schedule about the PM's China visit was yet to be finalized on the eve of the trip.
Urging the government to take initiation to implement the bilateral transit and transport agreement that Nepal signed with China in the past, he was of the view that the visit should be taken as an opportunity to increase mutual trust with the northern neighbour.
Preparations are going on for Prime's Minister Dahal's China visit beginning from March 23. RSS