August 10, 2016 01:50 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed hope that Nepal could welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in Kathmandu in the near future.
In a meeting with a visiting delegation from China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) at his official residence at Baluwatar on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dahal said that Nepal is eager to welcome the Chinese president.
"As the CICIR delegation hinted at the possible visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal by October this year, the prime minister said that Nepal is eager to welcome the president," said the prime minister's press advisor Govinda Acharya.
According to Acharya, the delegation stated that China is willing to exchange its development experiences with Nepal as well as help Nepal to expedite post-quake reconstruction, and development of tourism infrastructures.
Following the visit to China by the last Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in March and the landmark agreement with China for trade and transit treaty, officials from both the countries are expecting the visit by Chinese President to Nepal within this year.