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Roundtable discussion on “President Xi’s visit: outcome and road ahead”

South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) organized a roundtable discussion on, President Xi’s visit: outcome and road ahead on 21 October 2019. Twenty instruments (agreements and memoranda of understandings), which include trans-Himalayan connectivity, boundary management, tunnel construction and governance capacity building, among others, were signed and exchanged during President Xi’s visit to Nepal. Against this backdrop the discussion aimed to review the outcome of President Xi’s visit to Nepal and discuss the next steps that Nepal should undertake to gain maximum benefits. Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairman, SAWTEE moderated the discussion and Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Head of SAWTEE Centre for Sustainable Development provided the participants with a brief overview for of the high-level visit. Participants of the discussion included representatives of leading political parties, foreign policy experts, civil society members among others.