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China, Nepal agree on constructing a trans-Himalayan community

BEIJING, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and Nepal have agreed to construct the so-called Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Community, the Chinese language international ministry mentioned, following a gathering between the international ministers of the 2 nations.

As a part of the settlement, International Minister Wang Yi mentioned China would finance the feasibility examine of a China-Nepal cross-border railway and ship specialists to Nepal to conduct surveys this yr, Wang Wenbin, spokesperson on the international ministry, instructed an everyday media briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

The community, underneath China’s Belt and Street initiative, will contain the constructing of railways and communication networks. Throughout a landmark go to by President Xi Jinping to Nepal in 2019, China and Nepal elevated their relationship to a “strategic partnership”.

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Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard; writing by Ryan Woo; modifying by Jason Neely

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