DPM Shrestha receives earthquake emergency assistance from China

GANDAKI, Nov 8:  Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha today received the earthquake relief materials dispatched by the Chinese government. 

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Chen Song, handed the emergency dispatches from the northern neighbour to the Deputy Prime Minister amidst a programme at Pokhara Regional International Airport. The relief materials include blankets, tarpaulins and so on. Two aircraft from Chengdu Airport in China landed at the Pokhara Airport with assistance.   

During the programme, the Deputy Prime Minister said China has been always with Nepal during each crisis. The Nepal-China relations are based on sovereignty, independence and mutual benefits and interests, he said. 

He recalled the significant support from China during the 2015 major earthquake and Covid-19 pandemic. 

The ambassador said Nepal and China have friendly relations and they have each other's supporters during crisis, too.  He expressed his sorrow over the November 3 earthquake with its epicentre in Jarjarkot. 

It may be noted that Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, sent a message of condolence to President Ramchanda Paudel for the strong earthquake in the Karnali Province, causing heavy casualties and property loss. 

Until the filing of this report, Kaski Chief District Officer Basudev Ghimire said they were preparing to send the relief materials to the affected areas. 

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