Nepal, China agree to upgrade ties to strategic partnership of cooperation, says Xinhua

Published On: October 12, 2019 10:27 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

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.


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