Chinese FM Wang arriving in Kathmandu today

Published On: March 25, 2022 07:56 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 25: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is arriving in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit to Nepal today.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he will land in Nepal via India in the afternoon. 

Wang is scheduled to meet with top leaders of Nepal's political parties. During the meeting, relations between the two countries and various projects will be discussed.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang, who is also a State Councilor, is visiting Kathmandu from March 25 to 27 at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart, Dr Narayan Khadka.

This is the first visit of a high-ranking Chinese official to Nepal since Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba became the Prime Minister.

During the visit, Minister Wang is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

The visit of a top diplomat of the northern neighbor is seen with much interest as the visit takes place shortly after the parliamentary ratification of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Agreement — a US-funded grant agreement. Sources said that Beijing wanted Nepal not to ratify the agreement.

The Chinese side has expressed its desire to finalize the Belt and Road Initiative Project Implementation Agreement during the visit of Foreign Minister Wang.


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