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Aug 12, 2022 07:32 PM
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Nepal and China Mull Cross-Border Railway Through Himalayas

Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, meets Wednesday with his visiting Nepali counterpart, Narayan Khadka, in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, meets Wednesday with his visiting Nepali counterpart, Narayan Khadka, in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

China and Nepal have agreed to start work on a trans-Himalayan connectivity network that may see the realization of a cross-border railway, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement after a meeting of the two countries’ top diplomats.

Foreign minister Wang Yi told his counterpart Narayan Khadka during a meeting in Qingdao on Wednesday that China will fund a feasibility study on a China-Nepal railway and send experts to Nepal to conduct surveys later this year. The plans fall under the Belt and Road Initiative, to which Nepal has been a signatory since 2017.

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