PM Oli embarking on China visit from June 19

Kathmandu, June 13- Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is paying an official visit to China on coming June 19, Tuesday, at the invitation of Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the of the People’s Republic of China.
During the visit to the northern neighbour, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Radhika Shakya.

The entourage of the Prime Minister includes Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun ‘Ananta’, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth, Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister Bishnu Rimal, Members of Parliament, high-ranking Government officials, representatives of private sector and media persons, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

During the visit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold delegation level bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart Li. He will also meet with senior Chinese leaders. He will address Nepal-China Business Forum and think tanks in Beijing. During the visit, the two countries will also sign some agreements and memorandum of understandings.

The Prime Minister will also visit Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region of China, where he will meet with the provincial leaders.

The Prime Minister and the delegation will return home on June 24, 2018.

Meanwhile, talking to the RSS briefly, Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shanker Das Bairagi said during the Prime Minister’s visit, bilateral discussions will be held on the issues of infrastructure development and investment attraction under ‘One Belt One Road (OBOR)’ Initiative introduced by China and a memorandum of understanding towards that end will also be signed. Matters relating to energy and tourism sectors are in the agenda of bilateral discussions. Intensive talks on the political issues and all aspects of Nepal-China relations will be held during the visit.


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