No information over delay or cancellation of Chinese President's visit: Nepal

| Updated: Sep 07, 2016 19:43 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Sept.7 (ANI): Nepal's Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that his ministry did not receive any information that Chinese President Xi Jinping had postponed or cancelled the purported visit to the country. "This is the issue we know nothing about. We will talk with the embassy officials about it," the Himalayan Times quoted Mahat as saying. Earlier reports suggested that the Chinese President had postponed the visit citing lack of preparations on the Nepali side and a weak commitment for the One Belt One Road project. "We do not know where they found the information from," he said, "I will also check it with my sources," Mahat added. Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara had last month visited the northern neighbour as a special envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and handed over Nepal's invitation to Xi on behalf of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Mahara upon arrival from the trip said that Xi would pay a visit to Nepal soon. The Nepal Government is expecting Xi's visit to the country in mid-October. (ANI)