Nepal’s Vice President Jha returns from China visit

Nepal Vice President Parmananda Jha

KATHMANDU: Vice President Parmananda Jha returned home late night on Sunday after completing his six-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China.

Upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the Vice President was welcomed by Chairman of Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi.

Ministers, heads and office-bearers of constitutional bodies, government secretaries, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai, chiefs of diplomatic missions in the capital and senior officers of security bodies were at TIA to welcome the Vice President.

On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army presented a guard of honour to the Vice President.

Speaking to the press at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Vice-president Jha said China has expressed its interest in supporting the socio-economic development of Nepal.

Describing his visit as fruitful, Vice-president Jha said his proposals of development issues of Nepal received a positive response.

“I requested for investment in infrastructure and hydropower development to which I received a positive response”, he said.

On the occasion, the Vice-president also said that the Chinese side shared with him the possibility of many more Chinese tourists visiting Nepal provided there were good hotels outside Kathmandu.