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Nepal keen to be involved in OBOR, PM tells Chinese minister

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Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chang Wanquan

Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal shakes hands with Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan in Kathmandu, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Photo: AP

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday said Nepal was keen to be involved in the One Belt One Road project proposed by China.

Dahal said so as he received the visiting Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan at his residence in Baluwatar this afternoon.

On the occasion, Dahal also reiterated Nepal’s commitment to the One China policy and said it would not tolerate any activity against Tibet and Taiwan here.

Likewise, Dahal expressed his happiness over the cooperation that armies of the two neighbours have developed of late, the PM’s Secretariat informed in a statement after the meeting.

Thanking China for its support to Nepal’s economic development, Dahal wished a complete success of Chang’s visit.

In response, the guest wished that Dahal’s China visit beginning today would also be successful. Dahal is leaving for China on a week-long visit to take part in the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017.


PM discusses bilateral issues with Chinese Defence Minister

KATHMANDU: Visiting Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan on Thursday held a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, in which they discussed various bilateral issues.

The minister had arrived here this afternoon for a three-day official visit whereas PM Dahal is scheduled to leave for China tonight.

The Chinese leader is scheduled to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, and Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chhetri tomorrow.

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