‘Chinese Prez Xi’s visit depends on Nepal’s expectations’

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 10, 2016-

A visiting professor of a Chinese think tank has said that the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Nepal will depend on the expectations of Nepal government and Nepali political parties.

Talking briefly to media after a programme in Kathmandu on Wednesday, President of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), a think tank under China's State Council, Ji Zhiye said, “There is no problem from Chinese government regarding Xi’s visit to Nepal. It depends on the situation here. The date and other procedure will be move ahead based on the same.” The Chinese team is hear to create environment for President Xi's visit to Nepal. 

He defined the change of government in Nepal as its internal affairs and that there won’t be any problems about the visit as long as there is consensus among the political parties,” he said. “China wants to see stability and development in Nepal. And we are eager to cooperate towards that end.”

He added that China only observes the internal politics of Nepal but never interferes as it a true friend of China. “China never tells any country to do this and that. Political stability should be maintained. China always wishes that the parties work together for the same.”

The Chinese team under Ji arrived here in Kathmandu and remained busy in political meetings right after its arrival. Ji said so after a one-day workshop on "China-Nepal-India Economic Corridor: Feasibility and Approaches" organised by China Study Centre.

Saying that China has not comment regarding the recent political situation and change in Nepal, Ji said, “China wants to cooperate with Nepal in its development. We want to see the building of links with Nepal.”

Earlier at the programme, Ji said the trilateral cooperation between China, Nepal and India would help in achieving economic prosperity in the entire region by enhancing through ‘One Belt and Road Initiative’ proposed by China.

The Chinese professor, who landed in Kathmandu after visiting Bangladesh and India, remarked that there is a stronger demand for infrastructure development in Nepal. “We should work for the same,” said Dahal. “Though the world is witnessing economic downturn, Nepal’s two neighbours have been making rapid economic progress. This fact makes it clear that the region’s economic situation is lively.

Speaking at the inaugural session, former Foreign Minister of Nepal Bhesh Bahadur Thapa, who is currently a coordinator from the Nepali side in the India-Nepal Eminent Persons Group, opined that the trilateral cooperation between Nepal, China and India will improve the lives of people of all three countries and enhance their relations.


Published: 10-08-2016 20:34

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