Kathmandu: The government has finalized dates of Prime Minister’s Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s official visit to China.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister Dahal is embarking on a week-long official visit to China from September 23-30 at the invitation of Li Qiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his daughter Ganga Dahal, Narayan Prakash Saud, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahindra Ray Yadav, Minister for Water Supply, Prakash Jwala, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Shanker Das Bairagi, National Security Advisor, Min Bahadur Shrestha, Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission, and other senior government officials as well as representatives from business community.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet Xi Jinping, President of China in Hangzhou, according to the foreign ministry.
“He [Dahal] will hold a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Li Qiang, and hold a meeting with Zhao Leji, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. The Prime Minister will also address the China-Nepal Investment Summit jointly organized by CCPIT and FNCCI and Nepali Embassy in Beijing,” said the ministry.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will attend the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on 23 September.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Chongqing Municipality to observe the agricultural and industrial advancement of China. He will also visit Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region of China that borders Nepal.
Nepal and China enjoy an excellent state of bilateral relations as good friends, close neighbors and trusted partners. The pedestal of this strong relationship has been nurtured by many commonalities in culture, history, and geography. This visit will bolster our age-old bilateral relations and expand the areas of cooperation in various fields of mutual interest.