Friday, April 25, 2008

Chinese delegation meets Girija Prasad Koirala

Visiting Chinese delegation called on Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at the latter's residence in Baluwatar Friday morning prior to ending its Nepal visit.
The delegation led by I. Ping, chief of Chinese Communist party's International Department.

The delegation has been busy in political parleys since the past five days. Development works currently underway in Nepal with Chinese assistance and other matters of mutual concern were also discussed during the meeting. Ping also assured that China would give continuity to its assistance to Nepal and would be open to expanding the area of cooperation.

The delegation also informed about Chinese government's plans to bring the railway service from Lhasa to the frontier town of Khasa within five years time, it is learnt. They also said that China has incorporated this railway extension project in its current 11th five-year-plan. However, this is yet to be independently verified.

Interestingly, the delegation had yesterday met Upendra Yadav, coordinator of Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (MJF), which has emerged as the fourth largest party after the 10 April election.

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