Nepal FM to visit China on Monday

ANI | Updated: Apr 14, 2018 12:47 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 14 (ANI): Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali will be heading for six-day China visit on Monday.

Gyawali's visit will also finalise the date for the visit of Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's to China.

The visit of the Foreign Minister comes within a week of Oli's India tour.

Nepal which was supposed to attend the BOAO Summit in China remained absent this year.

Along with the talks about the summit, the visit will also be focusing on the visit of Nepal Prime Minister to China, sources inside the ministry have informed.

According to the press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gyawali will be in China for six days which is said to be full of engagements between the counterparts of both the nations.

"At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs, is paying an official visit to China from April 16 to 21, 2018, leading a Nepali delegation," read the release, made late on Friday.

During the six-day visit, Gyawali is scheduled to hold the bilateral meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang on April 18 followed by a joint press address.

During his stay at Chinese capital, Beijing, Gyawali will be meeting with the state leaders of China along with an address to the roundtable meeting of the Chinese think tanks.

Apart from the engagements in Beijing, Gyawali will also be visiting Chengdu City of the Sichuan Province where he will meet the provincial leaders and address a program at the Sichuan University on April 20.

The Foreign Minister and his delegation comprising members from the Foreign Ministry are scheduled to return back on April 21, 2018. (ANI)