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Nepal, China plan to run trains across Himalayas

Khalid Umar Malik
15 Aug 2022, 14 GMT+10

BEIJING, China - Following a meeting of the two countries foreign ministers, China and Nepal agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.

As part of the agreement, Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated that China would finance the feasibility study of a China-Nepal cross-border railway and send experts to Nepal to conduct surveys this year. The foreign ministry's spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, told a regular media briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

The network, which is part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, will include the construction of railways and communication networks. During President Xi Jinping's historic visit to Nepal in 2019, China and Nepal elevated their relationship to a "strategic partnership."

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