KATHMANDU, Nov. 10 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Wednesday that Tran-Himalayan cooperation is the best way to attain regional prosperity and the cooperation has already commenced with the China-India-Nepal proposed trilateral partnership, which is going to benefit Nepal economically.
Speaking at a program as a chief guest organised by The Development Institute on Trans-Himalayan Cooperation beyond Trilateral Discourses at Malla Hotel, PM Dahal said that Nepal’s geography is best suited to derive economic benefits at a time when India and China are making rapid economic progress.
It is a right time for Nepal to execute its comparative advantage through tourism and hydro, stated the prime minister.
PM also acknowledged that both the immediate neighbours—India and China are positive about the proposed China-India-Nepal trilateral cooperation.
The program organised in cooperation with Nepal Bankers’ Association was attended by former deputy prime minister and president of The Development Institute Bharat Mohan Adhikari, senior leader of Nepali Congress Ram Sharan Mahat, foreign minister of foreign affairs Bekh Bahadur Thapa, Nepalese ambassador to China Lila Mani Poudel, Nepalese industrialist Binod Chaudhary, parliamentarians, diplomats, researchers among others.
During the program, Prof. Bishwamber Pyakurel made his presentation on Trans-Himalayan cooperation from Nepalese perspective. Chinese professor Dai Yonghang from Sichuan University threw light on Trans-Himalayan cooperation from Chinese perspective while Nihar Nayak, Research Fellow of IDSA talked about the Trans-Himalayan cooperation from Indian perspective. The Executive Director of The Development Institute Lekh Nath Paudel talked about the ways to institutionalize the Trans-Himalayan cooperation.