China wants to enhance cooperation in media sector in Nepal: Chinese official

PM 2KATHMANDU, May 14 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Head of China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, Cai Fuchao, has said that China wants to enhance cooperation in media sector in Nepal.

A visiting Chinese delegation led by the Head of China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television held meetings with Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli on Friday and expressed readiness to extend support in physical infrastructure development and capacity building of the Nepalese media sector, the Prime Minister’s Office said here in a press statement.

“Nepal and China are two friendly neighbours and the bilateral relationship is historic,” the head of China’s State Administration of Press, Cai, told the prime minister during the meeting.

Welcoming the six-member Chinese delegation, the Prime Minister said that Nepal wants to learn and benefit from China’s rapid economic progress.

“China’s progress on communication and information technology will be highly beneficial for modernisation of Nepal,” the prime minister said.

Recalling a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Oli in course of the prime minister’s official visit to Beijing on March 20-27, the head of the delegation said that the meeting helped to expand and promote the bilateral ties between the two countries.

While recalling his recent meeting with President Xi, the prime minister said that the Nepalese government and people are looking forward the president’s visit to Nepal in 2016.

The prime minister said that Nepal has recently formed a high-level panel to implement deals and understandings reached between China and Nepal during his official visit to China.

“I would like to express gratitude to the Chinese government and people in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes last year and post-earthquake reconstruction process,” the prime minister said.

He said that the One Belt One Road Initiative launched by China will contribute toward economic development of neighbouring countries as well.

“The One Belt One Road Initiative is not only important for economic development of China, it is equally important for other neighbours’ development,” Prime Minister Oli said.

The prime minister also highlighted that the Chinese media can play a great role to promote Nepal’s tourism by encouraging Chinese nationals to visit Nepal.

The Chinese delegation, which had arrived here on Thursday at the invitation of the Nepalese government, also stressed on exchanging frequent high level visits between the Chinese and Nepalese media.

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