President Bhandari holds bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi
KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and her visiting Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held bilateral talks at Rastrapati Bhavan in Sheetal Niwas, the former's official residence in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu this evening.
The meeting between the two leaders focused on various aspects and dimensions of Nepal-China relations.
Earlier, President Bidya Devi Bhandari welcomed and received the Chinese president upon his arrival, at Tribhuvan International Airport. Likewise, a squad from the Nepal Army formed the guard of honour while President Bhandari received him at the airport.
From the airport, the carcade of President Xi headed for Soaltee Crowne Plaza located at Tahachal where they will stay during their two-day visit.
Subsequently, President Xi went on to pay a courtesy call on President Bhandari at her official residence.
The Chinese President also met with the president of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba today. During the meeting with the Chinese President, NC president Deuba discussed ways to strengthen the ages-old bilateral ties between Nepal and China.
— Sher Bahadur Deuba (@DeubaSherbdr) October 12, 2019
President Bhandari hosted a state banquet in honour of her Chinese counterpart and visiting dignitaries at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza.
The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping is on two-day state visit to Nepal at the friendly invitation of President Bhandari. The visiting Chinese President leads a delegation comprising State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi among other high ranking officials.