KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has said he raised issues of trilateral collaboration amid his possibility meeting with Indian partner Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Goa to which both pioneers reacted “very positively”.
Mr Dahal amid the “possibility” trilateral meeting hung on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit on Saturday had communicated Nepal’s longing to go about as a “dynamic extension” between the two Asian goliaths and to receive the reward of assuming such a part.
During the meeting, Mr Dahal said he raised issues of trilateral cooperation in the socio-economic front, to which both the Chinese and Indian leaders responded “very positively”.
“Nepal can benefit greatly from the economic progress of China and India, if there is trilateral cooperation,” Mr Dahal said while talking to reporters at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
“After a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, I was waiting at the waiting room to return to the hotel where I was staying, when all of sudden, President Xi entered the room. This was a pleasant surprise. We discussed various bilateral issues and full implementation of deals that Nepal and China had sealed in the past,” he said.
Mr Dahal said he additionally talked about President Xi’s forthcoming visit to Nepal, Constitution usage and finish of the peace procedure in Nepal.As indicated by Mr Dahal, when he had talked one-on-one for around 20 minutes with President Xi, the Indian Prime Minister went into the room. “I wanted such a meeting,” Mr Dahal said, terming it a “rare and pleasant surprise”.
“I was sitting on a couch between the two leaders — south of Xi and north of Modi — just like Nepal’s geographical position,” Mr Dahal was quoted.
He likewise made it clear it was not a pre-arranged meeting. “I focused on that trilateral collaboration would help Nepal advantage from their financial development and improvement,” he expressed. India had likewise said both President Xi and Mr Dahal were holding up in the pioneers’ parlor when Prime Minister Modi additionally come to there as he needed to run with all the BRICS pioneers for a casual supper, transforming the respective into a ‘chance trilateral’.
Mr Dahal additionally named the meeting as a “charming fortuitous event” and said “it was an extraordinary pride for me”.