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New open port needed for Nepal-China border

February 27, 2008

KATHMANDU, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Nepali Minister for Sports and
Education Pradeep Nepal said here on Tuesday that there is a need for
a new entry point between Nepal and China besides the Khasa-Tatopani
border in order to facilitate people traveling between the two
countries.

Speaking at a launching ceremony of the magazine "Ajako Tibet"
(Today's Tibet) in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Tuesday, Minister Nepal
noted that although relation between Nepal and People's Republic of
China is getting even closer these days, people are still facing
problem to visit their closest neighbor as there is only one entry
point in Tatopani.

He also noted that the relationship between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous
Region of China is getting more profound and extending day by day.

Also speaking on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Zheng
Xianglin said that the publication of the magazine would work as yet
another bridge and platform to strengthen understanding and increase
friendly relationship between people from two countries.

Ambassador Zheng also said most of the economic cooperation and trade
between China and Nepal and almost half of the personnel exchanges are
materialized through Khasa-Tatopani border.

Ambassador Zheng also congratulated World Cultural Nepal for
publishing the magazine in Nepali for the first time which introduces
the ethnic groups, religion, culture, art and unique custom of China's
Tibet.
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