Published On: September 12, 2022 11:44 AM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, is arriving in Kathmandu today on a four-day official visit to Nepal at the invitation of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Li is scheduled to visit Nepal from September 12 to 15, 2022. MoFA Spokesperson Sewa Lamsal said he will be arriving in Kathmandu on a special flight in the afternoon.
Speaker Sapkota and Li will hold delegation-level bilateral talks today itself. The Speaker will host a banquet in honor of Li and the members of his delegation in the same evening.
During his stay in Nepal, Li will pay courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on September 14 and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on September 13. Li will hold a meeting with Chairperson of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka will pay a courtesy call on Li the same day.
K P Sharma Oli, former Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN-UML, and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, former Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) will also hold separate meetings with Li on September 13. Li is scheduled to return home on September 15.
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