Nepal-China mechanism meeting held

Kathmandu, December 3

The first meeting of the Mechanism for Facilitation of Implementation of Nepal-China cooperation programmes and projects in Nepal was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here today.

According to a press release issued by MoFA, the meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, from the Nepali side and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nepal Yu Hong from the Chinese side.

The Nepali side comprised senior officials of the ministries and relevant agencies responsible for implementation of the Nepal-China programmes and projects while the Chinese side included senior officials of the Embassy of China and project implementing agencies.

Today’s meeting comprehensively review the progress made with programmes and projects related to reconstruction, infrastructure, energy and airport, among others.

According to the release, the two sides agreed to take appropriate measures to ensure smooth and timely implementation of the programmes and projects through joint efforts.

In their respective opening remarks, leaders of both the sides expressed happiness over convening of the first meeting of the mechanism and emphasised on the timely completion of all bilateral economic and development cooperation projects.