China has pledged security aid: Home Minister Rawal

KATHMANDU: Home Minister Bhim Rawal today said that his six-day official trip to China was a success and that the northern neighbour has pledged security assistance to Nepal. Rawal embarked on his China visit on February 6.

Briefing the media persons about the outcomes of his China visit during a press conference in Singha Durbar today, Rawal said that the central as well as local government of China agreed to provide assistance to security forces in Nepal.

He informed that he had discussed bilateral issues, ranging from border security to use of grazing land of the Tibetan side of the border by the Nepalis, with the Chinese authorities.

“The government had sought Chinese assistance for strengthening Nepal Police and Armed Police Force during the visit,” informed the minister, adding that the Chinese side was positive about his proposal.

“They have committed assistance worth two crore of rupees. China is also positively considering relaxing visa system for Hong Kong,” he added.

The home minister’s delegation included chiefs of the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department, Ramesh Chand Thakuri, Sanat Kumar Basnet and Ashokdev Bhatta respectively, along with other officials and dignitaries.