PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal meeting Xi Jinping in Goa today

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Goa of India on Saturday.

The Prime Minister's Secretariat said he would also hold separate meetings with South African President Jacob Zuma and Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay today itself.

Dahal had landed in Goa this afternoon from New Delhi to attend the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit beginning tomorrow.


He was welcomed in Goa by Indian Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, Nepal's Charge d'affaires ad interim in New Delhi Krishna Prasad Dhakal and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae among others, according to the Secretariat.

He had filed to the Indian Capital on a Nepal Airlines plane from Kathmandu this morning.

Dahal is leading an 18-member delegation to the Outreach Summit that would be preceded by a Retreat Meeting of the leaders of BIMSTEC on October 16.

Dahal is accompanied by his spouse Sita Dahal. Other members of the delegation include Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Tanka Mani Sharma and other senior government officials.

This is PM Dahal’s second visit to India in his second premiership.

He would return home on October 17.