Kathmandu, September 22
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s week-long visit to China is set to commence on Friday. Currently in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, Dahal will depart for Hangzhou, China today.
Upon the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Li Qiang, Dahal will depart for China today at 1.30 pm local time in New York.
After delivering his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the official agenda for Dahal’s visit to China was disclosed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday. The preparations for his visit to China had been underway for an extended period following his visit to India.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday. President Xi will be in Hangzhou to attend the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games, and they will meet after Dahal arrives from the US.
At 10 am on Saturday, Prime Minister Dahal will be welcomed at Hangzhou airport by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Subsequently, the initial meeting between Dahal and President Xi is slated for 12.30 pm, during which they will have lunch together. Following this, a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Dahal and President Xi is set to take place at 4 pm on Saturday.
Following the conclusion of the official meeting, Dahal will take part in the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games which is set to be inaugurated at 8 pm.
On the subsequent day, Dahal is expected to arrive in Beijing at 12 pm on Sunday. It has been reported that he will be received by a Chinese minister at the Beijing airport.
A formal bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Dahal and his counterpart, Li Qiang, is slated for 10 am on Monday. A welcome program has been organised for him at the “Great Hall of the People” in Tiananmen Square, and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is scheduled to provide a “guard of honour” for Dahal.
The formal meeting between Prime Minister Dahal and his counterpart, Li, is scheduled to last approximately 2 hours. It is anticipated that various agreements will be signed during this meeting.
During his week-long visit, Dahal is scheduled to deliver an address at the ‘Nepal-China Investment Conference,’ a joint initiative by the FNCCI and China International Trade Promotion Council. This event will take place at the Nepali Embassy in Beijing.
As per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dahal will also conduct an inspection of agricultural and industrial development in Chongqing municipality.
He will return on September 30.