KATHMANDU, Aug. 5 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Wu Chuntai, held a meeting with Former Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli at the latter’s residence in Bhaktapur, on Friday.
Talking about various landmark bilateral accords reached between China and Nepal during Oli’s nine-month stint as the premier, the Chinese envoy expressed hope that those historical long-term deals will be implemented sincerely in the days to come.
Ambassador Wu said that positive outcomes have been yielded through bilateral efforts on various areas of cooperation including enhancing connectivity and Chinese investment in various projects in Nepal in the recent days.
“China stands ready to support in Nepal’s socio-economic development,” Wu said during the one-hour meeting with the chairman of the CPN (UML).
Responding to the ambassador, Oli expressed satisfaction over deals including Transit Transport Agreement signed between the two governments during his tenure as the head of the government.
“Those China-Nepal deals will play significant role in Nepal’s socio-economic development in the days to come,” Oli said.
He also said that the China-Nepal deals are purely in the Nepal’s national interests making it clear that those deals are not targeted to any other countries, hinting toward New Delhi’s paranoia over Nepal-China deals.
“I have asked China and India to get involved in Nepal’s development process making it clear that Nepal wants to maintain a balanced foreign policy approach with both of our neighbors,” the former prime minister said.