Nepal-China bilateral consultation meet held

Kathmandu, December 13

Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi called on State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi and various matters pertaining to bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting, said a press release issued by Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

Following the foreign secretary’s meeting with State Councillor Wang, the 12th meeting of Nepal-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism was also held. Bairagi and Kong Xuanyou, Vice Foreign Minister of China led their respective delegations in the meeting. According to the embassy, the two sides held substantive and fruitful discussions on the entire gamut of Nepal-China relations, and reviewed the status of bilateral co-operation.

Both sides underlined the need to further enhance bilateral relations through close and productive engagements in areas of mutual interest, including connectivity, infrastructure development, trade, investment and energy.

Both sides also agreed to expedite the implementation of past agreements and understandings and

prioritise projects under bilateral co-operation. They also highlighted the importance of exchanging high-level visits for leveraging the momentum in bilateral relations for mutual benefit.

The Nepali side shared with the Chinese counterpart the priorities of the Government of Nepal regarding Nepal-China cooperation.