Kathmandu, Nepal, September 9, 2019: Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Nepali Counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali separately on Monday.
During the meeting, President Bhandari extended invitation to her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for official visit to Nepal. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang hinted for Jinping’s official visit to Nepal any time this year sans specifying even the tentative date.
As Chinese President is going to visit India in October, it is likely that he would pay a visit to Nepal on his way to India or back home to China. However, none of the sides have spoken about the possible visit of Chinese President Xi at this time around.
KP Sharma Oli led government had been making major diplomatic agenda for the possible visit of the Chinese President Xi to Nepal.
Wang and Nepalese official discussed on ranges of issues including the bilateral relationship between the two neighboring countries and the possible visit of the Chinese President Xi to Nepal.
As of earlier, Wang concerned on ranges of issues related to the regional situations like souring relationship between the India and Pakistan, free Tibet movements and possible use of Nepali land to launch activities against China and others though these issues was not endorsed as the formal agendas for the discussions.
During the visit China has made commitment for the assistance to Nepal. China has agreed to assist Nepal in three separate fields. Three separate bilateral agreements were signed during the ongoing visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang.
As per the first agreement, China has agreed to provide Rs 350 million to establish a well-equipped hospital in Manang district, 5000 sets of tarpaulins for the use of emergency purposes and to send volunteer teachers to Nepal.
Senior government authorities from the sides signed the aforementioned deals amid the presence of Foreign Minister Gyawali and his Chinese counterpart Wang.
Though no agreement was signed, the Chinese foreign minister has also announced Rs 16 million for flood victims in Nepal.