Nepal eager to welcome Xi Jinping: Deuba tells Chinese Vice-Premier

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba with Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Kathmandu, August 16

Nepal is eager to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping to the country, Prime Minsiter Sher Bahadur Deuba has told visiting Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang on Wednesday.

During a meeting held in Kathmandu today, Deuba said he wanted to see Xi in Kathmandu as soon as possible.

In response, the Chinese minister said Xi would visit Nepal at a convenient date to be fixed through diplomatic correspondence between the two neighbours.

During the meeting, other issues of mutual concerns were discussed including establishing a railway from Shigatse of Tibet to Lumbini via Kathmandu and Pokhara and reconstruction of earthquake-hit Araniko Highway, informs PM’s press coordinator Govinda Pariyar.

Deuba also requested Wang to promote Chinese investment in Nepal, according to PM’s Secretariat.

Published on August 16th, Wednesday, 2017 5:07 PM

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