RASUWA — People other than locals have been temporarily barred from crossing the Rasuwagadhi transit into Kerung, China.
The restriction is a result of the National Congress election to be held from October 18 in China, according to Assistant Chief District Officer Smita Poudel. As a result, Nepalis heading to Kerung for a visit have been stopped at the Miteri bridge, she said.
Hence, people holding temporary pass will be stopped from going across the border for some time. However, the goods carrier trucks and local residents of Rasuwa with a permanent entry pass will not be affected by the new provision, Assistant CDO Poudel said.
Trucks and containers that had crossed over to bring in goods for the Nepali market continue to arrive. But no further additional information has been shared by the Chinese side, the District Police Chief Sharat Kumar Thapa Chettri said. Follow @gorkhapost
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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost