China will soon dispatch the third phase of relief material valued 80 millionYuan to earthquake affected Nepali people.
The visiting Assistant Foreign Minister of China Liu Jianchao on Thursday announced that China will send relief materials and will also assist in the establisment of earthquake monitoring mechanism in Nepal.
The high-level Chinese delagtion under the leaderhsip of Minister Jianchao has come to Nepal on Thursday to apprise post earthquake situation and discuss on more chinese assistance for disaster relief and reconstruction phase. The Chinese side also assured Nepal to assist in capacity building and rehabilation of the affected people.
Minister Jianchao paid courtesy call on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and assured an enhanced level of cooperation as per the needs pf Nepal from China at this hour of difficult time. He also called on Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey and held bilateral talks with Officiating Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi.
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H.E. Mr. Liu Jianchao, Assistant Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China leading a seven-member Chinese working team visited Nepal today to access the post disaster situation and discuss on more Chinese assistance for disaster relief and reconstruction phase in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes of 25 April and 12 May 2015 in Nepal.
Mr. Liu paid courtesy call on Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala and conveyed the greetings and best wishes of Chinese Premier and President while thanking for his time to meet him. During the meeting, the visiting Assistant Minister assured an enhanced level of cooperation as per the needs of Nepal from China at this hour of difficult time. He added that the Government of China could help build infrastructures and restore cultural and historical heritages destroyed by the devastating earthquakes. He also called on Hon’bleMr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs in the same afternoon. Minister Pandey appreciated the generous and spontaneous support received from the People’s Republic of China when China itself has to confront with the consequences of the same earthquake on its soil. On both the occasions, the Assistant Minister conveyed the condolences and sympathies on behalf of the Government and people of China to the Government and people of Nepal for the loss of lives and properties due to the recent earthquakes. He also expressed the willingness of the Government of China to assist Nepal in any possible ways as per the needs of the Government of Nepal in order to cope up with the post disaster situation.
Earlier, Mr. Liu held bilateral talks with Officiating Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Bairagi apprised Mr. Liu of the casualties and destructions caused by the massive earthquakes and thanked the Government of the People’s Republic of China for extending spontaneous assistance to Nepal including the rescue operations and providing relief materials. They also discussed some of the priority areas where both the countries could enhance cooperation in order to mitigate the impacts of the disaster. Representatives from various ministries also attended the meeting.
Mr. Liu mentioned that China will dispatch the third phase of relief materials to Nepal valued 80 million Yuan and will also assist in the establishment of earthquake monitoring mechanism in Nepal. The Nepalese side hoped that China will continue its support to Nepal in rehabilitation of homeless people, reconstruction of infrastructures and renovation of heritages in Nepal.In response, Mr. Liu assured to assist in capacity building and rehabilitation of the affected people.
The delegation will be leaving Kathmandu tomorrow.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thursday, May 21, 2015