KATHMANDU, March 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has consulted with former Prime Ministers and foreign affairs experts today on the eve of his official visit to China.
PM Dahal is paying an official a visit to the northern neighbor today evening to take part in the annual conference of Boao Forum for Asia being held from March 23-26 in the Boao City of Hainan Province.
During the consultations at his official residence in Baluwatar, PM Dahal took suggestions from former PMs and experts regarding the topics of mutual interests that should be raised during his multilateral meetings with the Chinese leaders.
In the meeting, Prime Minister Prachanda said that his meeting would be significant in terms of consolidating the bilateral relations between Nepal and China, according to PM’s press advisor Govinda Acharya.
Discussions were held on connectivity between the two countries, the Kodari road, Syaphrubesi road and One Belt One Road, among other topics in the consultations according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat.
Former Prime Minister Jhal Nath Khanal suggested PM Dahal to focus all his attention to enhancing goodwill between the two countries.
“The two countries have immense possibility of development and cooperation, and these prospects should be kept in mind. We are confident that your visit will be successful if you are able to warm the relations that seemed to have soured to some extent in this interval,” Khanal said.
Besides Khanal, former Prime Ministers Sher Bahadur Deuba and Madhav Kumar Nepal were also present in the consultative meeting.
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs Ramesh Nath Pandey informed journalists told the PM to promote goodwill as the confidence in relations with China and India at present has waned.
“The main objective of such a visit is to win the confidence and enhance goodwill when there is a situation of crisis of confidence,” Pandey asserted. RSS