Nepal, China agree to open new, upgrade existing border points

  • China lifts travel advisories for Chinese nationals 

  • Nepal announces to waive visa fee to Chinese tourists

In order to promote people to people contact, the Chinese side informed the Nepali delegation that travel advisories issued in the context of earthquake in Nepal was lifted with immediate effect while Deputy Prime Minister Thapa reciprocated the friendly gesture of his Chinese counterpart by announcing that the Government of Nepal would waive visa fees for Chinese tourists, according to MoFA.

The Chinese side further told the Nepali delegation that it would soon take up agreed projects for post-disaster reconstruction as per its pledged assistance during the International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction, and announced its willingness to support Nepal's industrialisation process through reconstruction.

Meanwhile,  Nepal's Finance Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi and Vice Minister of Commerce of China Zhang Xiangchen signed the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation under which China would make available RMB 900 million as grant assistance for the implementation of the projects of repair and maintenance of Araniko Highway and other projects of interconnection and interworking. The assistance assistance was announced by the Chinese President during his meeting with his Nepali counterpart, Ram Baran Yadav, in Boao, Hainan in in March earlier this year.

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