KATHMANDU, April 10: Chinese Embassy in Nepal on Friday said that Tatopani border point has been opened one-way for the imports of medical logistics and daily essentials from China to Nepal.
In a note to the Nepal government, the embassy mentioned that the Chinese side will continue to assist the Nepali side to import medical logistics in need of preventing and controlling the epidemic and the items of daily necessity in one-way direction through Zhangmu (Tatopani) border point to Nepal.
In a press release today, the embassy said that the border points between China and Nepal were halted due to the nationwide lockdown measures adopted by the Nepali government.
"Recently, the Nepali side proposed to China to resume import-export trade through the border points to transport medical logistics and daily necessities in immediate need," read the press release.
The move was taken to promote the China-Nepal friendship and provide humanitarian support, the embassy said.
"At present, the cross-border trade is conducted in a well-organized way based on the above-mentioned note. The relevant departments of both sides will keep in contact to improve the detailed arrangements on cross-border trade," read the statement issued by the embassy spokesperson.