September 10: Nepal and China have signed three agreements during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s three-day state visit to Nepal. The signing of the MoUs took place in the presence of Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and his Chinese counterpart on Monday.
As per the agreement, China will build a hospital worth Rs 350 million in Manang, provide tents to 5000 earthquake victims and send Chinese volunteers to Nepal for teaching Chinese language.
The two foreign ministers held bilateral meeting before signing the agreements. During the meeting, Minister Gyawali and Wang discussed about the Belt and Road Initiative, trans-border electricity transmission line, Kerung-Rasuwagadhi Railway Project among other issues. However, the two countries have not reached any official understanding regarding these projects, said a source at the foreign ministry.
Wang also paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. He also held meetings with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and NCP chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal before wrapping his three-day visit on Tuesday.