KP Oli's Bei­jing shop­ping list

People's Review - - LAST PAGE - BY SHARACHCHAN­DRA BHANDARY

By the time our es­teemed read­ers take a look at the con­tents of this ver­nac­u­lar weekly, Prime Min­is­ter KP Sharma Oli would be hold­ing in­ten­sive dis­cus­sion with his Chi­nese coun­ter­part Li Ke­qiang on the en­tire gamut of Nepal-China re­la­tions. A long list of agenda that had been pre­pared in Kath­madu are sup­pos­edly be­lieved to put forth with the Chi­nese top brasses. The del­e­ga­tion level talks led by two pre­miers would be fo­cused on im­ple­men­ta­tion of bi­lat­eral agree­ments signed be­tween the two coun­tries dur­ing Prime Min­is­ter Oli's China visit dur­ing his first premier­ship. It is an­tic­i­pated that Chi­nese as­sis­tance on de­vel­op­ment pro­jects in Nepal is al­most con­firmed to ma­te­ri­al­ize the jour­ney of pros­per­ity. In ad­di­tion to hold­ing par­leys at the of­fi­cial level, Prime Min­is­ter Oli will hold po­lit­i­cal con­sul­ta­tion with high-rank­ing po­lit­i­cal leadership in­clud­ing Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping which is be­lieved to deepen and con­sol­i­date age-old bond of friend­ship that would take the friendly-re­la­tions be­tween Nepal and China to a new height. Dif­fer­ent MoUs re­gard­ing open­ing eight bor­der points for sup­ply of food in Ti­bet, an au­tonomous re­gion of China, con­struc­tion of Kerung-Kath­mandu rail­way, es­tab­lish­ment of mech­a­nism be­tween Nepal and China and con­struc­tion of ‘Nepal-China Friendly Bridge' at Tatopani of Sind­hu­pal­chowk would be signed. Like­wise, Me­moranda of Un­der­stand­ings would be signed on co­op­er­a­tion be­tween fi­nance min­istries of Nepal and China, en­ergy co­op­er­a­tion and cross­bor­der trans­mis­sion line con­struc­tion, agri­cul­tural part­ner­ship and con­struc­tion of dis­as­ter man­age­ment and res­cue cen­tre in all seven prov­inces of Nepal. Agree­ments would be struck on 16 bil­lion Yuan Chi­nese gov­ern­ment promised in as­sis­tance for the postquake re­con­struc­tions fol­low­ing the earth­quake of April, 2015, other na­tional wel­fare pro­jects like 1,000 megawatts Manang-Marsyangdi Hy­dropower, the use of dry port and the lay­ing of op­ti­cal fiber for smooth sup­ply of in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions. The dis­cus­sions would be cen­tred on open­ing Uri­pasa of Ba­jhang, Ra­suwa­gadhi of Ra­suwa, Tin­ker of Darchula, Ti­pla­pasa of Taple­jung and Hilsa of Humla bor­der points aimed at eas­ing the bi­lat­eral trades. It would be rel­e­vant to re­call Pres­i­dent Xi's ar­tic­u­la­tion that he made dur­ing KP Oli's Bei­jing so­journ in 2016 re­lat­ing to Nepal's strate­gic lo­ca­tion. He had said, Nepal can be a bridge be­tween China and In­dia, and as­serted that it was in the com­mon in­ter­est of the "two big neigh­bours" that Nepal en­joys sta­bil­ity and de­vel­op­ment.

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