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Chinese defence minister meets Nepal’s top leadership to bolster military cooperation

By Times Now

China’s Defence Minister Gen Wei Fenghe on Sunday met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and held talks with Nepal Army chief Gen Purna Chandra Thapa on various issues of bilateral interest, aimed at bolstering military cooperation and take the existing friendly ties to a new height.

Gen Wei, who is also a State Councillor, held bilateral talks with Army chief Gen Thapa at the army headquarters here during his day-long “working visit” to Nepal, said a statement issued by the Nepal Army.

“The two held a cordial discussion on various issues of bilateral interest,” it said.

“Bilateral discussions were then held at the delegation-level mainly on issues pertaining to resumption of training and student exchange program and follow up on defence assistance that have been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.

The Chinese defence minister is leading a 21-member delegation.

It said the Chinese minister viewed both the proposals “positively and affirmed that the bilateral cooperation should resume as soon as possible, including exchange of high level visits.”

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