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PM Oli leaves for China visit today

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, March 19

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is paying an official visit to the People’s Republic of China from 20-27 March at the invitation of premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang.

According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the PM will be accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, Minister of Finance Bishnu Prasad Paudel, Minister of Commerce Deepak Bohara, Minister of Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister Bishnu Prasad Rimal, Members of Parliament, chief secretary, secretaries and senior government officials as well as representatives of the business community and media.

The PM will pay a courtesy call on President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping during his visit.

On March 21, the PM will attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People and hold bilateral official talks with his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang , and discuss matters of mutual interest and common concerns.

Following official talks, the two leaders will witness the signing ceremony of bilateral agreements and Memorandum of Understandings to be concluded between Nepal and China.

A luncheon will be hosted by the Chinese Premier in honour of the Prime Minister of Nepal and his delegation. The Prime Minister will also meet Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

PM Oli is scheduled to address scholars, academics, business people and students at Renmin University on the theme of ‘Nepal-China Relations in the context of Belt and Road Initiatives’. He will also witness the signing ceremony of MOU on granting Nepal the status of Dialogue Partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, according to MoFA statement. He will address Chinese and Nepalese business community at the China Council for Promotion of International Trade.

On March 22, the PM will attend the welcome dinner hosted by Nepal’s Ambassador to China Mahesh K Maskey at the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing. Before dinner, he will interact with media persons at the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

The Prime Minister will address the Boao Forum for Asia on the theme “Asia’s New Furure: New Dynamics, New Vision” at Boao, Hinnan province of China on March 24. The same afternoon, he will visit the Nepal Pavilion at Nanshan Park in Sanya.

According to the statement, Oli will meet provincial and municipal leaders in Xi’an of Shaanxi Province and Chengdu of Sichuan Province and address the business communities there. He will also inspect earthquake reconstruction zone and a hydroelectricity project in Sichuan province.

A version of this article appears in print on March 20, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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