UML urges Chinese FM Wang to help expedite implementation of BRI-related projects

Published On: March 27, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 27: The CPN-UML has urged the Chinese government to expedite implementation of the projects related to Belt and Road Initiatives(BRI) such as railway, irrigation, education and health. 

UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli made the request during a courtesy meeting with the visiting China’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and State Councilor Wang Yi in Kathmandu today. 

According to the UML leader Rajan Bhattarai, who was also present on the occasion, the UML requested China to facilitate the smooth return of Nepali students studying in various Chinese universities and who had to come to Nepal due to the COVID-19 to China.

The UML also thanked the Chinese Government for its support to Nepal to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The party also urged the Chinese side to ensure regular operation of Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi check points along the Nepal-China border. 

The Chinese minister responded to the party’s call positively and said they were ready to cooperate with Nepal for its development and prosperity, assuring of contribution to undertake BRI-related projects and to regularize them. 

Party senior vice chair Ishwor Pokhrel and general secretary Shankar Pokhrel were among those accompanying party Chair Oli during the meeting. 

Wang, who is on the three-day visit to Nepal beginning from Friday, had paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari today and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday evening

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