The SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme was launched in 1992.
The leaders at the Fourth Summit (Islamabad, 29-31 December 1988), while realizing the importance of having people to people contacts, among the peoples of SARC countries, decided that certain categories of dignitaries should be entitled to a Special Travel document, which would exempt them from visas within the region.
Both have proved to be big setbacks to China's project of creating a web of regional connectivity networks.
It is likely the , which has pointed to Sri Lanka and the debt trap it finds itself in after the Hambantota port project.
China's Gezhouba Water and Power Co Ltd had won the contract from the then Maoist-led government headed by former PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda over a year ago.
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The validity of the Visa Sticker is generally for one year.
The implementation is reviewed regularly by the Immigration Authorities of SAAR Member States.
Nepal's deputy PM Kamal Thapa tweeted the decision on Tuesday, "The agreement, marred by irregularities with the Chinese company, Gezhouba Group, regarding the construction of Budhi Gandaki hydropower project, has been scrapped in a cabinet meeting as directed by the parliamentary committee." Asked about the development, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said, "I am not aware of this information.
China and Nepal have sound relations and bilateral cooperation covers a wide range of areas." The decision is significant, since the agreement with the Chinese company came weeks after Nepal agreed to join Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative.
We saw the lower mountain range, but Everest itself was shrouded in clouds. Not only because of the thick white and black clouds of juniper smoke that wafted all across the open space before Jokhang Temple, and made everyone choke, but also because because of the unbelievable site that unfolded in front of me.