Chinese minister visits earthquake-hit Basantapur Durbar Square

KATHMANDU: Chinese Defence Minister and State Councilor, General Chang Wanquan, today visited the Basantapur Durbar Square, a World Heritage site badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake.

On the occasion, General Chang showed his keen interest in the site. He took several photographs and raised several concerns for its timely reconstruction, during the visit.

Following the visit, General Chang shared that he was inspired by the Nepali artecraft.

Chang had arrived Kathmandu this Thursday, on a three-day official visit to Nepal.

He leads  a 19-member delegation at the invitation of Nepali Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand.

Meanwhile, Chang concluded his visit and returned to Beijing today itself.

Minister Khand and Defence Secretary Shreedhar Sapkota saw the guest off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.