Prime Minister KP Oli (R) and Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe hold talks at the PM's official residence in Baluwatar. (Photo: PM's Secretariat)
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli and visiting Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe are learnt to have been unanimous in furthering the process of implementing the past agreements reached between Nepal and China.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe paid a courtesy call on PM Oli today at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli apprised the visiting Chinese Defense Minister about the implementation of trade and transit agreements reached during his visit to China in 2016 as well as other bilateral high-level visits.
According to Rajan Bhattarai, PM Oli’s foreign affairs advisor, Prime Minister Oli also recalled the historic and successful visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal in 2019 and reiterated his commitment not to allow Nepal’s land to be used against China.
Prime Minister Oli also expressed gratitude to China for the assistance in the development of infrastructure of telecommunication, railways, electricity, economic and social sectors in Nepal.
In response, the Chinese Defense Minister said there was no problem in the implementation of the agreement with Nepal, adding that since both countries are in favor of peace, relations between the two countries need to be smooth.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei is on one-day visit to Nepal.
Earlier, he had said that the purpose of his visit was to further strengthen the existing ties between the two countries by enhancing mutual military cooperation.
Wei said he was in Nepal in connection with the implementation of the bilateral understandings.
Stating that there is a strong relationship between China and Nepal, Wei said that he came to Nepal with the aim of taking it to a new height.
He arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday morning leading a 20-member delegation.
Wei was welcomed by Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa and other high-ranking officials upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.