Kathmandu: Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is currently on an official week-long visit to China, had discussions with Chinese Premier Li Qiang at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Monday.
Prior to the meeting, Prime Minister Dahal received a guard of honor from the People’s Liberation Army at the Great Hall of the People.
Accompanying him were Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Prakash Jwala, Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Mahindra Raya Yadav, along with other ministers. Following the delegation-level talks, several agreements and memorandums of understanding are set to be signed between Nepal and China.
In earlier events of the day, the prime minister also convened a meeting with Zhao Leji, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, at the Great Hall of the People. During this meeting, both leaders discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation between their respective countries, as reported by Prime Minister Dahal’s secretariat.
Prime Minister Dahal and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday held a historical meeting. Dahal, who arrived in Hongzhou on Saturday for a weeklong visit to China, held open discussion with Chinese President Xi on various issues of bilateral interests, the PM secretariat said.
“On the occasion, the two leaders agreed to a need of shared collaboration among all regional forces for regional stability, peace and prosperity. The two leaders also discussed on the matters to further strengthen mutual collaboration by understanding each other’s interests and sensitivities”, the secretariat said. Prime Minister Dahal and Chinese President Xi had an hour long discussion in one-on-one and group meeting with delegates, where President Xi said China is ready to collaborate and cooperate for Nepal’s economic and social development.