BEIJING: Visiting President Bidya Devi Bhandari held a bilateral assembly with her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Monday. The bilateral meeting followed a signing ceremony on a range of agreements between the two countries.
In the presence of the two Heads of State, Nepal and China signed the protocol of imposing the Transit and Transport Agreement. Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali and Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng signed the settlement on behalf of their respective governments.
Likewise, Foreign Minister Gyawali signed the letter of hand over of provide and resource for restore and reinforcement of the projects built with Chinese support in Nepal. On behalf of China, Commerce Minister Zhong Shan signed the letter. Finance Secretary Lal Shanker Ghimire and Wang Xiaotao of the China International Development Cooperation Agency signed the assembly minutes on economic and technical help agreement and consolidating support to the livelihood sector in northern Nepal. Secretary Ghimire also signed along the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi mutual administrative assist on matters associated to customs.
A memorandum of perception on alternate of cooperation was signed between Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology, and Standardization Administration of China. Nepali Ambassador to China Lilamani Paudyal and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqui signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries.
Ambassador Paudyal also signed collectively with Liu Yuzhu of Administration of National Cultural Heritage of China on an settlement to ban theft of cultural asset, secret exploration and illegal import and export.