Nepal, China agree to upgrade ties to strategic partnership of cooperation, says Xinhua
October 12, 2019 10:27 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Oct. 12: Nepal and China agreed to upgrade their relations to a strategic partnership of cooperation featuring ever-lasting friendship for development and prosperity, according to China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency.
The two countries forged consensus when visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu on Saturday evening, Xinhua reported.
Leading a high-powered Chinese delegation, Xi arrived in Nepal Saturday afternoon. This is the first state visit by a Chinese president in 23 years.