KATHMANDU, June 20: The 11th Meeting of Nepal – China Consultation Mechanism kicked off in the capital city today.
The meeting taking place after a hiatus of four years will review Nepal – China relations, political relations, and the latest political developments.
As per the programme details obtained by the National News Agency (RSS), the meeting will be led by foreign secretaries of the two countries. The two sides will touch on Nepal – China economic cooperation, investment, trade and connectivity along with land and air route connectivity.
The two countries will deliberate on tourism and socio-cultural exchanges, collaboration on areas of mutual interest in the backdrop of consolidation of the harmonious relations, and conducting regular meetings of other bilateral mechanisms.
The meeting will also review major regional and international issues of common interest. The 11 – member delegation is led by Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kong Xuan You, whereas the 20 – member Nepali delegation is being led by Foreign Ministry’s Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi.
The meeting will be participated by top 0officials from the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Home Ministry, Finance, Commerce, Energy, Agriculture, Supply, Physical Infrastructure and Transport including National Planning Commission, Investment Board Nepal and the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
The 10th Meeting of Nepal – China Consultation Mechanism was held in Beijing – the capital city of China – in 2013. RSS