IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Nepal

1st June - 08th June
  • Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli eyes sizeable support from Beijing to development projects during his five-day state beginning on June 19 with various line ministries forwarding dozens of schemes for Chinese funding. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received dozens of requests from several ministries for undertaking projects under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative that Beijing is actively pushing across the globe. These projects include rail, road, energy cooperation, trade and commerce and protocol deal on transit and transportation in connection with the northern neighbour. (Kathmandu Post, June 6, 2018)
  • Shanghai meet to go ahead without Nepal
    Nepal, which gained the status of SCO dialogue partner in 2015, had expected invitation for the 18th summit—arguably one of the biggest diplomatic jamborees in the region—will be going ahead in Qingdao, China on June and 10 without Nepal, a dialogue partner of the organisation. (Kathmandu Post, June 8, 2018)
Credit: Maryam Mastoor