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President Bidhya Devi Bhandari meets top leaders of Tibet Autonomous Region

Himalayan News Service
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Secretary General of Chinese Communist Party in Tibet Autonomous Region Wu Yingjie (right) calls on Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari, in Lhasa, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. President Bhandari is on a nine-day state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo courtesy: MoFA Nepal Twitter

Kathmandu, April 30

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is on a nine-day state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, reached Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region of China, this afternoon from Beijing.

Upon arrival at the airport, she was received by Jiang Jie, Executive Vice-chairman of the Government of TAR and Consul General of Nepal Gobinda Bahadur Karkee.

Party Secretary of the Communist Party of China Committee of TAR of the People’s Republic of China Wu Yingjie called on President Bhandari in Lhasa. During the meeting, a wide range of issues of mutual interest, in particular, relations with TAR were discussed.

The President thanked the Government of TAR of China for its cooperation in resuming the Tatopani- Zhangmu border port next month, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

While expressing happiness over the signing of Protocol to the Agreement on Transit Transport recently, the president stressed the need to open more border points including Korala-Lizi, Hilsa-Burang and Kimathanka-Chentang for implementation of the agreement.

The CPC-TAR secretary assured TAR’s full support and cooperation in implementation of all agreements and understandings between the two countries in the past, including the Agreement on Transit Transport.

The party secretary thanked the Government of Nepal for its consistent One-China policy and also stressed the need to enhance practical cooperation in advancing projects under the Belt and Road lnitiative. He also assured the TAR Government’s continued support for livelihood improvement in the northern districts of Nepal.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Chief Minister of Province 3 Dormani Poudel, Ambassador of Nepal to China, and members of the delegation were present from the Nepali side.

From the Chinese side, Chairman of the Government of the TAR Qi Zhala, Ambassador of China to Nepal and senior officials of the CPC and TAR Government were present.


A version of this article appears in print on May 01, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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