Nepal-China meet deferred until next noticeFinding ways to implement the deals signed during PM Oli’s visit to China were on the list of agendas for the meeting
The third meeting of Nepal-China bilateral consultative mechanism at the foreign secretary level has been postponed until further notice.
The Chinese side called of the meeting on Monday.
The Chinese side told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that it needed more time for the preparation, said a senior foreign ministry official.
The meeting was scheduled to discuss various bilateral issues, including reviewing the progress made regarding the recent deals and understandings that were signed during Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit to China in March.
Earlier, the meeting had been scheduled for Wednesday in Kathmandu.
Among other matters, Nepal was all set to take up the issue related to opening of the Tatopani trading point that has remained closed since the earthquake last year.
Finding ways to implement the deals signed during PM Oli’s visit to China were on the list of agendas and officials were expected to come up with a concrete framework to this effect.
Altogether 10 agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed during PM Oli’s China visit.
One of the major agreements that was signed during PM Oli’s visit was transit agreement with China, for which officials were expected to discuss the protocol of the agreement where two sides need to constitute a negotiation team on ways to use Chinese routes.
The meeting was also expected to lay ground for the possible visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal.