Oli's China visit instrumental for bilateral ties: Ex-Nepal PMs
Jun 19, 2018
Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.
At a meeting summoned on Sunday evening by Oli, Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed happiness over the upcoming visit, reports Xinhua news agency.
Deuba, who is also the leader of major opposition party in the Parliament, said the visit will be fruitful in serving the national interests of Nepal.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal stressed the need to promote cooperation between China and South Asia.
Jhalanath Khanal stressed the need to establish a strong railroad connectivity between Nepal and China.
Madhav Kumar Nepal advised Oli to utilise the visit as an opportunity to push forward the multi-faceted ties between Nepal and China to a strategic level.
Baburam Bhattarai was of the view that Nepal should seek support from China to develop railroad connectivity projects under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
Oli's visit will begin on Jun 19. It ends on June 24.
This is Oli's first visit to China since he came to power in February.
Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency
If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor .
Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.
No lessons learnt from past; 'Military History of India' makes clear
Great warmth between Pakistanis and Indians: Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto
'Jallianwala Bagh massacre by British was preceded by reign of terror'
South India has its distinctiveness and its history is relatively unknown: Rajmohan Gandhi