The Nepal-China border talks will take place on Sunday at Simikot of Humla which will see subjects related to illegal cross-border activities, highland pasture problem and pilgrimage made by Hindu and Buddhist faithful to the Kailash Mansovar.
A five member Chinese delegation led by China’s Purang County Secretary Gao Bogau will arrive at Simikot at 11 am on Sunday, Chief District Officer Krishna Ghimire told the National News Agency (RSS).
The dialogue which has not taken place for the last three years is being held in Nepal for the first time. Earlier dialogues took place in China.
CDO Ghimire said that the local administration had already sought permission from the Home Ministry for holding the talks.
The meeting will also touch on the issues of attracting investors from the Purang County and transmission of electricity from China in Hilsa, an upland area lying in the northern part of Humla, according to CDO Ghimire.
The Nepali delegation is being led by CDO Ghimire which includes Local Development Officer Rabi Bhattarai, Nepal Police DSP Trilok Bahadur Chand, Assistant CDO Dharma Raj Neupane and Him Raj Regmi from National Investigation Department.
The district headquarters has made preparation to welcome the Chinese team by cleaning the streets and installing welcome gates at various locations. The Chinese delegation will be greeted to the tune of traditional musical instruments and a pageant.
After the conclusion of the meeting, the Chinese delegation will be managed a tour of the famous alpine Rara Lake. RSS