Before this, Jiang Zemin was the last Chinese President to visit Nepal in 1996. The two countries signed several agreements on infrastructure projects. The present government in Nepal, led by KP Sharma Oli, is maintaining a pro-China stance.
Nepal’s gain from the pact
Nepal and China signed 18 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and two letters of exchange for sectors like transport, agriculture, industry and commerce. China announced extensive support for various connectivity projects between the two countries. Xi was quoted as saying, “We want to support Nepal in realising its dream to become a land-linked country from a landlocked country.”
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