Reporters Club: Former Nepalese Ambassador to China Tanka Karki said that the “visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China is an opportune moment for furthering long-standing bilateral relations between the two-nation”.
Speaking at a special press interaction program organized by the Reporters Club presided by the President and Senior Journalist Rishi Dhamala, the former Ambassador was hopeful for the future of Nepal that will be in the path to development.
“It is a matter of great pride, China has transformed into a leading superpower, and this is advantageous for Nepal. After 23 long years, we are receiving the highest state-level visit, a lot has changed between these times. We are in a new era, and with unity, we can move forward with mutually beneficial cooperation in the sectors of roadways, tourism, and hydropower. Imagine if we implement the railway project, the amount of tourist inflow into the capital and other parts of the country will be highly beneficial for us”.
He also expressed his firm belief that the country should be one in terms of foreign policy, this is not the time to be hesitant, we should have a clear understanding of what we want, and China is willing to deliver according to the aspirations of the Nepalese people. It is a new beginning of an era of transforming bilateral relations through the model of partnership and economic cooperation that will enable both nations to reach greater heights.
Former Ambassador Karki also said that “we need to learn to balance our ties since we are in between two powerful nations increasingly rising in strength, and with their growing bilateral relations it will be an added benefit for Nepal. We have to look at the entire visit with extreme positivity and bring in investments through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). We have a 2/3rd majority government and we are in a politically stable condition to make this happen” he said.