July 23: The Government of Nepal has decided to review the flight service agreement signed with China in 2014. The government is reviewing the agreement after five years since it was first inked. The government has formed a five-member Nepali delegation to attend a discussion programme to be held in Beijing, China in this regard on July 25 and 26.
Both countries will be discussing about their respective flight service, number of flights and mutual support among others, according to Mohan Krishna Sapkota, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
The discussions will focus on making China a transit point for Nepali aircraft and operating mountain flights in Kailash Mansarovar area.
“Prior to this, the two countries had signed an agreement for 70 flights in a month. China has been operating 50 flights to Nepal while Nepali aircraft are unable to operate desired number of flights to China. Therefore, the programme will address these concerns to expand the number of flight,” said Sapkota.