Nepal PM to visit China on June 19

Nepal PM to visit China on June 19
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Kathmandu: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will travel to China on a six-day official visit, commencing from June 19.

“At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the of the People’s Republic of China, The Rt. Hon’ble K. P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal, is paying an official visit to China from June 19, 2018,” a statement issued on Wednesday by Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs read.

“During the visit, the two countries will also sign some agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs),” the statement added without mentioning the areas in which the signing would take place.

However the officials of the Foreign Ministry, on the condition of anonymity, told ANI that Nepal will be signing multiple MoUs– focusing on the infrastructure, hydropower and connectivity.

The entourage of the Prime Minister Oli will include 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 and high-ranking Government officials among others.

According to the statement, the Nepal PM is scheduled to hold delegation level bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.

Prime Minister Oli will be addressing Nepal-China Business Forum and think tanks in Beijing and will visit Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region of China, where he will meet with the provincial leaders.

The visiting prime minister and the delegation will return home on June 24. (ANI)