The People’s Republic of China and Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal have signed 12 agreements and one memorandum of understanding (MoU) on various issues including agriculture.
The agreements have been signed at the Great Hall of the People in the presence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang on Monday, according to Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Prime Minister Dahal is on an official visit to China since September 23.
Agreements and MoU signed:
Secretaries of the concerned ministries, Nepali Ambassador to China, Bishnu Pukar Shrestha, on the behalf of Nepal and Chinese officials signed the MoUs of the agreements under the different ministries.
An agreement was signed between the National Planning Commission of Nepal and National Development and Reform Commission of China for collaboration. Commission Vice-Chairperson Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha and Chinese official signed the agreement.
Similarly, a MoU regarding Production and Living Materials for Northern Hilly Region of Nepal signed between Nepal and China in 2017 was exchanged between Nepali Ambassador Shrestha and Chinese official.
Likewise, National Development and Reforms Commission of China and the Ministry of Finance have signed an agreement for the collaboration on enhancing digital economy and cooperation.
An agreement between the NDRC of China and Ministry of Forest and Environment of Nepal was signed for the collaboration in green and low carbon development. Ambassador Shrestha and Chinese official signed the agreement.
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal have agreed on the issue of collaboration for agriculture, livestock and fisheries development.
Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Dr Rewati Raman Poudel and Chinese official signed the agreement in this regard.
A MoU has been signed between the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies of Nepal to form a joint technical working group to review and amend the China Nepal Trade and Payment Agreement reached in 1981. The memorandum of understanding was signed between Commerce and Supply Secretary Madhu Kumar Marasini and the Chinese official.
On the occasion, an agreement was reached between the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal on a protocol regarding the export of plants for medicinal production from Nepal to China. The protocol was signed between Dr Poudel, (Livestock Development) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development and the Chinese official.
An agreement has been reached between the Chinese Department of Press and Publication and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on translation and publication of classics. The agreement was signed between Ambassador Shrestha and the Chinese officials.
Likewise, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Nepal and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China reached an agreement to cooperate in the fields of science, technology and innovation. The agreement was signed between Suresh Adhikari, Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Chinese officials.
Besides, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Ambassador Shrestha and the Chinese officials on the issues of disaster materials, human resources and the Hilsa-Simkot road project.