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Nepal delegation in China to seal transit, transport deal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A Nepali delegation is in to seal a deal for linking more border points of the land-locked country with highways in Tibet, ahead of KP Sharma Oli's visit to the country next week.

The team comprising officials of will hold talks with the Chinese side to link more border points with Tibetan highways so that people living in northern parts of have better access to supplies, reported.

currently uses three border pointsKerung, Kimathanka and Tatopanilinked with Tibetan highways, for of goods from

The Tatopani border point has remained closed since the 2015 earthquake.

The Nepali side is proposing opening of at least nine more trading points bordering and agreed in 2015 to open seven new trading points between Nepal and Tibet, the daily said.

Another team comprising officials from will visit China within a day or two to pursue a deal on the transit and transport agreement, it reported.

Nepal and China signed the agreement in 2016 for using and land ports for Nepal's third country trade. Due to some technical differences, the two sides have yet to reach an agreement on a common text.

The two sides are planning to sign more pacts related to connectivity, trade, investment, and tourism, among others, during the prime minister's visit scheduled to begin on June 19, the daily said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 13:50 IST