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Speaker Mahara in Lhasa; reiterates Nepal’s commitment to One-China policy

KATHMANDU: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara landed in Lhasa on 7 September for a 6 day visit of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) upon the invitation of the Chairman of the TAR Government Mr Qi Zhala.
Speaker Mahara was invited as a guest for the opening ceremony of Fourth China-Tibet International Tourism and Culture Expo 2018 to be held on 7 September in Lhasa and as the keynote speaker in the Trans-Himalayan Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum to be held in Lulang Town of Lizhi City on 10 September.
This evening, Speaker had a meeting with Secretary General of the CPC (Communist Party of China) Party Committee of the TAR of PRC, Wu Yingjie.

Likewise, Speaker delivered a speech in the opening ceremony of the Fourth China-Tibet International Tourism and Culture Expo and commended TAR for her spectacular social and economic development.
Shedding light on the importance of the Expo, Mahara said that the Expo provides a good platform for showcasing Tibet’s original products, trade and business potentials, culture, religion and tourist destinations.
While underscoring the importance given by Nepal to the Expo, he hoped that Nepal could enhance the exports to China and reduce its trade deficit as there are a number of Nepali enterprises and businesses participating in the expo.
Speaker Mahara said that the excellent state of relations between Nepal and China from the ancient times and the historical importance and unfolding prospects of TAR was the gateway to bilateral engagements in trade, tourism, culture and other spheres of interests between the two countries.
Expressing happiness over the tremendous socio-economic progress achieved by China, he expressed the desire of Nepal to be benefitted from this development, according to the Consulate General of Nepal in Lhasa.
Noting that Nepal has already joined the Belt-and-Road Initiative of China, he underscored the tremendous potentialities of bilateral cooperation between the two countries particularly in the areas of cross-border connectivity, infrastructure building and energy under the Initiative in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of the CPC Party Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region Wu thanked Nepal for supporting One-China Policy.
He mentioned that the Chinese development model has kept people at the centre and highlighted the importance attached to poverty alleviation in China as well as the success of such programmes, reads the statement by the Consulate General of Nepal. RSS

Published Date: Saturday, September 8th, 2018 | 08:38 PM

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