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Vice President invites entrepreneurs to invest in Nepal

Vice President invites entrepreneurs to invest in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun invited entrepreneurs from China and also from the participating countries of the Belt and Road Initiative  to invest in Nepal.

Attending the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Lanzhou Investment and Trade Fair and High-end Forum for Cooperation and Development along the Silk Road in Lanzhou, China on Thursday, Vice President Pun delivered a keynote speech on "Cooperation and Development along the Silk Road".

According to the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, Vice President expressed belief that the BRI would be instrumental to pursue the agenda of common priority.

He said that BRI has been taken as an opportunity for improving cross-border connectivity between Nepal and China and utilising the natural resources for the economic transformation of Nepal with more capital investment, transfer of technology, long term cooperation with BRI participating countries and know-how sharing for mutual benefit.

Vice President also thanked the Government of the People's Republic of China for declaring the year 2017 as Nepal Tourism Promotion Year in China.

In order to make the year successful, he urged the Chinese Government to encourage Chinese people to visit Nepal. He also assured of Nepal's commitment to realise the potentials of Belt and Road initiative with concerted efforts of all the stakeholders.

Meanwhile, the Vice President declared opening of Nepal pavilion jointly with the Governor of the Gansu Province Tang Renjian by touching the "launching ball" amidst a ceremony at Gansu International Conference Center earlier this morning.

Vice President along with the senior officials of Gansu Provincial Government and Nepali delegates visited Nepali stalls in the exhibition center. Before the opening of the Nepal Pavilion, Nepal promotional video was screened in front of the pavilion.

Ambassador of Nepal to China Leela Mani Paudyal, Secretary to the Office of the Vice President Narayan Gopal Malego, Joint Secretaries Ganesh Prasad Dhakal and Rabi Shankar Sainju with other officials from Nepali delegation were present in both the occasions.

Thirty-six countries and two intergovernmental organisations are participating in the 23rd Lanzhou Investment and Trade Fair and Nepal is guest of honour country this year.

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