Nepal PM to participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Kathmandu, Oct 21 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” on Friday reiterated readiness to participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative saying his country wanted to be benefited from the endeavour.
“Prachanda reiterated Nepal’s active participation in the initiative,” Foreign Relations Advisor to the Prime Minister Rishi Raj Adhikari said following the Premier’s meeting with visiting Chinese Minister of State Administration for Industry and Commerce Zhang Mao here, Xinhua news agency reported.
The Belt and Road refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and the initiatives aimed at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of Silk Road.
“Relationship between Nepal and China has remained trouble-free for ages and needs to be further strengthened. I believe that frequent exchanges of high level visits help to enhance our ties,” Adhikari quoted the Prime Minister as saying.
On the occasion, the visiting Chinese Minister expressed satisfaction over smooth-running of ongoing various bilateral cooperation projects between the two countries.