Nepal Vice President participates in China South Asia Expo, reiterates Nepal’s one-China policy

Vice president's China trip comes on the eve of the proposed visit by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prchanda to Beijing in September.

Nepal Vice President Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav with Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister, in Kunming, China. Photo courtesy: Xinhua

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Kathmandu: Vice President Ramsahay Prasad Yadav participated in seventh China South Asia Expo and 27th China Kunming Import and Export Fair organized by the Ministry of Commerce and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province of China on Wednesday. Delivering a keynote speech in the opening ceremony, he highlighted the need of advancing the bilateral economic cooperation and invited China to invest in trade, tourism, infrastructure, connectivity and hydropower sectors of Nepal. Prior to the Expo, Vice President inaugurated the Nepal pavilion that showcased Nepali products. On the occasion, he invited the Chinese businessmen to visit the pavilion so that more B to B interaction could take place to foster the economic partnership between the private entrepreneurs of Nepal and China, according to a statement issued by Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

On the sidelines, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi called on Yadav where matters of bilateral interest were discussed. Yadav said that Nepal will never allow any force to use its territory for anti-China activities, reported CGTN. “Describing Nepal and China as “close partners,” Yadav said Nepal will always prioritize the development of relations with China in its diplomacy and adhere to the one-China policy,” according to CGTN.

Ashok Kumar Rai, Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Nepal, addressed the 4th Forum on China-South Asia Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation. While shedding light about the initiatives taken in Nepal for the development of technology and innovation, Rai underscored the need and importance of technology transfer to the countries like Nepal.

Similarly, Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal held a bilateral meeting with Wang Hao, Vice Governor of the Yunnan province on the sidelines of the Expo.

Vice president’s China trip comes on the eve of the proposed visit by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda to Beijing in September. Prachanda is said to be visiting China in September.