Chinese assistant minister calls on PM Deuba

KATHMANDU: Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Kong Xuanyou paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter's office at Singhadurbar on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the duo talked about bilateral relations between China and Nepal.

Earlier, Mr. Kong also called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Deputy Prime Minister Mahara recalled his recent visit to Beijing to attend Belt and Road Initiative Forum for International Cooperation.

The Deputy Prime Minister referred to the conclusion of the Memorandum of Understandings on Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative and on the establishment of the Cross-Border Economic Zones between Nepal and China as important development in bilateral relations.

The Assistant Minister briefed the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs on the outcomes of the 11th meeting of the Bilateral Consultation Mechanism held yesterday.

The Assistant Minister also expressed happiness on the fact that both sides have agreed to further deepen cooperation in the existing areas and explore the prospect for cooperation in new areas.

The Assistant Minister is returning to China tomorrow morning.