PM Oli returns home from China
KATHMANDU: Wrapping up his week-long official visit to China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home on Sunday.
Upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport this afternoon, the Prime Minister said the 10-point agreement signed between two nations including the trade and transit treaty was a significant achievement of the nation.
"This treaty has ensured Nepal's right to access sea as a landlocked nation and the right to transit freedom through the Chinese land."
He added that he held significant dialogues with Chinese leaders and officials regarding collecting Chinese support for development of physical infrastructures in Nepal. "Both sides have agreed to expand land and air connectively and improve infrastructures of land transport," he added.
During his visit to China, Nepal and China had sealed 10 separate agreements and Memorandums of Understanding on using the northern neighbour’s sea port facility, building a regional international airport in Pokhara and exploring the possibilities of signing a bilateral free trade agreement and finding oil and gas reserves in Nepal among others.
Prime Minister Oli had called on Chinese President Xi Jinping.
During the meeting, they had discussed matters relating to mutual interests and bilateral cooperation.
The duo had also exchanged views on further consolidations of the bilateral relations.
The Prime Minister had held bilateral official talks with his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, and discussed matters of mutual interests and common concerns.
He had met Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
The Prime Minister had addressed scholars, academics, business people and students at Renmin University on the theme of ‘Nepal-China Relations in the context of Belt and Road Initiatives’.
He also had addressed the Chinese and Nepali business community at the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).
The head of the government had addressed the Boao Forum for Asia on the theme “Asia’s New Future: New Dynamics, New Vision” at Boao, Hinnan province of China.
PM Oli had also inspected earthquake reconstruction zone and a hydroelectricity project in Sichuan province.