China’s top lawmaker Li arriving today on four-day official visit

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Kathmandu: Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, is arriving today in Kathmandu on a four-day official visit at the invitation of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Li is scheduled to visit Nepal from 12 to 15 September, 2022. As said by Ministry Spokesperson Sewa Lamsal, he will be arriving in Kathmandu on a special flight in the afternoon today.

Speaker Sapkota and Li will hold delegation-level bilateral talks today itself. The Speaker will host a banquet in honour of Li and the members of his delegation in the evening.

During his stay in Nepal, Li will pay courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on September 14 and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on September 13. Li will meet with Chairperson of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Narayan Khadka will pay a courtesy call on Li same day. K P Sharma Oli, former Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN-UML, and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, former Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN-Maoist Centre will also hold separate meetings with Li on September 13.

He will return home on September 15 on a special flight.