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Bangladesh ambassador Shams says it will provide ports to Nepal to import fuel

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KATHMANDU — Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams said on Monday that Bangladesh would provide transit if Nepal imported petroleum products from third countries.

Speaking at a program organized by Reporters Nepal in Kathmandu, the Bangladeshi envoy said her country was ready to provide ports at Mangla and Chittagong as transit to Nepal for fuel and LPG imports.

Stating that Bangladesh knew about the existing fuel crisis in Nepal she said that Bangladesh has officially informed Nepal about the availability of the two ports and has shown interest in bringing in aviation turbine fuel from Bangladesh.

She said Nepal can be benefited by the railroad service reached out up to Rohanpur, Singhabad and Radhikapur.

Ambassador Shams pointed out the need for an immediate motor vehicle agreement between the two countries saying Nepali payload trucks can enter Bangladesh with any obstruction but Bangladeshi trucks are not allowed to enter Nepal.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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