Chinese Defense Minister discusses bilateral issues with PM, Prez

Published On: November 29, 2020 07:29 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, who is on a one-day working visit to Nepal, called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter's official residence in Shitwal Niwas on Sunday.

President Bhandari admired the northern neighbor for respecting Nepal’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. She also expressed her confidence that the visit will help further strengthen the age-long ties between the two neighbors.

Nepal’s senior government officials and the Chinese delegation members, including the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi, were present at the meeting. 

Fenghe arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday morning for a one-day visit to Nepal.

This is the highest level visit from the northern neighbor after Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a historic visit to Nepal in October last year.

Minister Fenghe called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar in the afternoon. He also held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Purna Chandra Thapa.

The visiting Chinese minister also received a guard of honor at a ceremony held at the army headquarters in the afternoon.

Wrapping up his visit, Fenghe is leaving Kathmandu for Pakistan later today.

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