Kathmandu, October 9
Chinese President Xi Jinping shall arrive in Kathmandu on a two-day state visit to Nepal on Saturday, the two governments announced on Wednesday.
Although both governments were preparing for Xi’s visit for over a month, the exact dates were kept under the wraps. Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that Xi is visiting Nepal from October 12-13 upon the invitation of his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari.
At the friendly invitation of the Rt. Hon. President of Nepal, the President of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Nepal on 12 and 13 October 2019. Press release. @PradeepgyawaliK @bairagi_shanker @PaudyalBR https://t.co/F1bOtvqdcF
— MOFA of Nepal 🇳🇵 (@MofaNepal) October 9, 2019
During the visit, Xi is expected to meet with President Bhandari and hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Oli.
XINHUA NEWS: At the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bandari, Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the second informal meeting with Modi and pay a state visit to Nepal from Oct. 11 to 13.
— Ambassador Hou Yanqi (@PRCAmbNepal) October 9, 2019
After the talks, both the leaders will witness the signing of several bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding. Senior political leaders from various parties will also call on Xi, who shall fly to Kathmandu on Saturday from Chennai after his two-day India visit.
Published on October 9th, Wednesday, 2019 12:15 PM