Chinese minister assures petroleum supply to Nepal

KATHMANDU: Agriculture Vice-Minister of the People's Republic of China Qu Dongyu on Thursday assured Nepal that the northern neighbour was ready to support Nepal with a high priority to ease the petroleum supply as it was a good neighbour.

In a meeting with Minister for Commerce and Supplies Ganesh Man Pun on sidelines of the 10th Minister Level meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Kenya today, he also assured to take initiatives to ease the petroleum supply to Nepal by upgrading the northern border transit points and putting in place necessary management for the same.

During the meeting, Pun had urged the Chinese Vice-Minister to resume all the main border points including Tatopani.

They also discussed issues related to expanding the trade and transit, and facilitating export of agricultural products to China and Tibet, the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies stated in a press release.

Also present on the occasion were Secretary at the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies Naindra Prasad Upadhyay, Nepali Ambassador to Geneva-based UN Permanent Mission Deepak Dhital among other high level officials.