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Nepal to intensify cooperation with China under Belt and Road

Staff Writer |
Nepal will intensify its cooperation with China within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, officials said.

Proposed in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, aiming at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of Silk Road.

The Nepalese government decided at a Cabinet meeting on Monday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to ensure the country's participation in the initiative, Commerce Minister Romi Gauchan Thakali told Xinhua.

Nepal's decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative came following rounds of negotiations for months between the two countries on jointly promoting the initiative, officials said.

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